Touriga Sweet Dessert Wine


375 ml

Wine Maker’s Notes:

The grapes were picked early in the morning at a sugar level of 22.4°B and a temperature of 22°C. They were left to cool overnight, de-stemmed and crushed the next morning and then cold macerated for 48hours. The must was punched down four or five times a day to extract the maximum colour from the skins, whereafter 100 litres of free-run juice was racked off to make this wine. After the juice was allowed to settle and clarify for a further 48 hours, unaged spirit was added to fortify the wine and to prevent any fermentation from taking place.

The wine was left to mature for twelve weeks in a small stainless-steel tank before being bottled.


Tasting Notes:

A deliciously sweet and voluptuous red dessert wine with notes of ripe plums and blackberries. Pair with sweet meat dishes, desserts and chocolate, on ice or with soda as a refreshing cocktail. Best served chilled.

Wine Maker: Graham Anley

Assistant Wine Maker: Ruduwaan Cooper

Origin: Calitzdorp

Varietals: Touriga Nacional

Altitude & Orientation: 220 m in flat, alluvial lands.

Soil type & Rainfall: Flat, alluvial, sandy, and well-drained soil. Use is made of drippers and flood irrigation. The 2022 harvest experienced heavier than normal rainfall.

Climate: Continental with hot dry summer days and cool evenings. The diurnal temperature variation gives the grapes time to cool overnight, creating complexity in the wines.

Aging: Unaged

Bottling Date: May, 2022

Production: 267 bottles -375 ml


Alcohol 17%

TA 5.2 g/l

pH 3.52

RS 123.2 g/l


375 ml