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Book XVII

De Toren, Book XVII 2012

R3,750

4 in stock

Notes

Book XVII - The name is based on the writings of the Roman Philosopher Pliny the Elder. In his book number 17, chapter 35 he touches on why wines from certain areas are exceptional - it was these basic teachings that inspired them to the name the wine, Book XVII.

Book XVII has an opulent crème de-cassis, fruitcake and fig scented bouquet with a palate that is ostentatious. However, this full-bodied turbo-charged wine is so silky smooth and seductive in a way that its charms are impossible to resist.

Winemaker's comments:
'Producing Book XVII at De Toren is no small feat - we have studied, analyzed and recorded detailed information about every aspect of the vineyards since 1994... soil type, sea influence and weather patterns. To guarantee perfect production conditions we build for expression unique a separate cellar, directly in the center of De Torens Winery.

By using near infrared aerial imaging and by evaluating parcels of vines within these vineyards, specific vines have been isolated for creating this exceptional wine. To transform these perfect grapes in world class wine require the latest 'know how'.

This 'know how' we gather exclusively for expression unique in our French cellar 'Cave de la Petite Révolution' in Roquebrune sur Argens. Exercising this difficult and demanding winemaking process three times per year (France, Austria and South Africa) allows us to increase the quality level of “BOOK XVII” and its French counterpart “Visionnaire” in the most obvious way. It is all in the taste!'

Tasting notes:
'Very heavy bottle! Debut 2010. A ‘concept wine’ made from what they reckon is their top Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. Just 600-800 g grapes per vine. They open up the canopy and let the grapes ripen to a perfect level and then hand-picked, fermented inside barriques. No punchdown and no pumpovers. Add selected yeast to finish fermentation which lasts for two months and total ageing up to 24 months.' – Jancis Robinson, 15.5/20

Book XVII - The name is based on the writings of the Roman Philosopher Pliny the Elder. In his book number 17, chapter 35 he touches on why wines from certain areas are exceptional - it was these basic teachings that inspired them to the name the wine, Book XVII.

Book XVII has an opulent crème de-cassis, fruitcake and fig scented bouquet with a palate that is ostentatious. However, this full-bodied turbo-charged wine is so silky smooth and seductive in a way that its charms are impossible to resist.

Winemaker's comments:
'Producing Book XVII at De Toren is no small feat - we have studied, analyzed and recorded detailed information about every aspect of the vineyards since 1994... soil type, sea influence and weather patterns. To guarantee perfect production conditions we build for expression unique a separate cellar, directly in the center of De Torens Winery.

By using near infrared aerial imaging and by evaluating parcels of vines within these vineyards, specific vines have been isolated for creating this exceptional wine. To transform these perfect grapes in world class wine require the latest 'know how'.

This 'know how' we gather exclusively for expression unique in our French cellar 'Cave de la Petite Révolution' in Roquebrune sur Argens. Exercising this difficult and demanding winemaking process three times per year (France, Austria and South Africa) allows us to increase the quality level of “BOOK XVII” and its French counterpart “Visionnaire” in the most obvious way. It is all in the taste!'

Tasting notes:
'Very heavy bottle! Debut 2010. A ‘concept wine’ made from what they reckon is their top Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. Just 600-800 g grapes per vine. They open up the canopy and let the grapes ripen to a perfect level and then hand-picked, fermented inside barriques. No punchdown and no pumpovers. Add selected yeast to finish fermentation which lasts for two months and total ageing up to 24 months.' – Jancis Robinson, 15.5/20

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JR 15.5

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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