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Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2017

Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2017
  • TOK-062017
  • Wonderful fruit with a touch of brioche
  • Complex white wine matured in oak
  • 4.5 John Platter Stars, Veritas Silver Outstanding
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

28.95€ 38.60€/l

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In a pale straw yellow the Tokara Director's Reserve White sparkles in the glass. The grapes of...
In a pale straw yellow the Tokara Director's Reserve White sparkles in the glass. The grapes of the blend from Sauvignon Blanc (69%) and Sémillon (31%) come from the highest vineyards of the winery in Stellenbosch and deliver a wine that already in the bouquet impresses with its complexity. Inviting notes of ripe passion fruit and grapefruit are accompanied by a hint of lemongrass and undertones of freshly baked brioche. On the palate, this great aromatic play continues and the Tokara Director's Reserve White impresses with its great depth and long finish. Therefore, the white wine is a real treat in itself, but it also goes wonderfully well with seafood dishes in a creamy sauce or grilled white fish.

Awards

Jg. 2017
4.5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Silver, International Wine Challenge Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Gold, Tim Atkin 95 Points, Veritas Silver Outstanding
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Gold, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Tim Atkin 95 Points
Jg. 2015
5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Silver, IWSC Silver Outstanding, Robert Parker 93 Points, Tim Atkin 95 Points

Expert Judgement

"Only best blocks, sauvignon leads, 31% semillon. 2017 has great precision, fruit is variety-true, lime & minerality, but pared down to the essence of freshness. Oak in support, but the fruit is too intense to allow much effect." John Platter Wine Guide 2020

Goes With:

Name:
Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2017
Article-No.:
TOK-062017
Grape Varieties:
Sauvignon Blanc (69%), Sémillon (31%)
Vintage:
2017
Winery:
Tokara
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Producer:
Tokara, Helshoogte Rd, 7600 Stellenbosch, South Africa
Bottle Cap:
Screw Cap
Price:
28.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
13,5 % Vol.
Acidity:
7,5 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,1 g/l
Serve at:
8-12 °C
Best before:
2027
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak for nine months.
Appellation:
Stellenbosch
Allergen:
Sulphite

Tokara – cool Temperatures make for rich Grapes

The fairly young winery Tokara originated in 1994 when GT Ferreira purchased the estate. Back then, it was only thought of as a residence, but soon the optimal location for wine cultivation was discovered. Shortly after, the first vines were planted here. Today, Tokara is comprised by three different acreages: there are the southern slopes at the Simonsberg, the highlands in Elgin and the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. Each of these areas makes for very different wines and a connoisseur of Tokara can recognise the different terroirs often with the first sip. Due to the location of the acreages, there are rather low temperatures at the estate and a cool wind. Vines and the grapes growing on them ripen especially slowly and have enough time to develop their aromas and flavour carriers to the full potential.

Fantastic View and casual Atmosphere

Those who have been to the winery Tokara will never forget the grand sight from the summit of the Helshoogte Pass. With a breathtaking view of the mountains along the False Bay up to the Table Mountain, the estate itself belongs on every itinerary. Connoisseurs can treat themselves to culinary gems in the restaurant. All this in a relaxed and casual bistro-like atmosphere that simply invites you to stay.

The Director’s Reserve Collection

Tokara´s flagship is the so-called Director’s Reserve Collection. The Director’s White is a cuvee from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. An initial aroma of fresh lime is harmoniously brought into balance by the taste of tropical fruits. A blend of the grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec: that is the Director’s Red. Notes of currant and mint carry the full-bodied but always elegant wine.