Drostdy-Hof Stein Select - Case 6 x 750ml
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The first settlers at the Cape to arrive from Europe came from the Netherlands in 1652 under the auspices of the Dutch east India company. As farmers began moving away from the more settled areas of Cape Town and Stellenbosch during the 18th and 19th centuries, local courts were established in newer towns to maintain links with the chief governing authorities. The district of Tulbagh, about 120km from Cape Town, was established in 1804. The home (Drostdy) and seat of local government for Tulbagh was designed in the Cape Dutch style by renowned architect, Louis-Michel Thibault and completed in 1806. Regarded as one of his finest works, the magistrate governor's residence also served as the courthouse (hof) from 1806 to 1822. Today, De Oude Drostdy, as the building is known, houses a small and very popular museum with very fine examples of cape Dutch furniture. It is also the home of Drostdy-hof wines.
This wine is made mostly of Colombar and Chenin Blanc grapes. Vineyards (viticulturist: Annelie Viljoen) The grapes for this wine were sourced from selected vineyards throughout the Western cape. Winemaking (cellar master: Michael bucholz) Harvesting, both by hand and machine, took place during February and march. Standard winemaking practices were followed to produce a lively, fruity wine that is sweetened with natural grape juice before bottling.
Cellar Master's Comments:
- Colour: Pale straw
- Bouquet: A harmonious, semi-sweet balance with a delicate nose
- Palate: Prominent fruitiness reflecting the flavours of the fully-ripened grapes
- Food Pairing: Complements a variety of dishes, including spicy foods, mature cheeses and fruity desserts
- Alcohol: 11.50 % by volume
- Residual sugar: 17.50 g-l
- Total acidity: 6.00 g-l
- pH: 3.38
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- Drostdy-Hof Stein Select - Case 6 x 750ml
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