#180 De Krans Tinta Roriz 2019 (W.O. Calitzdorp)

0:00 – Intro
0:20 – A rose by any other name
1:05 – The Phoenicians
2:36 – What does it taste like?
Tempranillo vs Tinta Roriz vs Aragones
🗺 Tinta Roriz is the Portuguese moniker for the widely grown Tempranillo (although it’s also referred to as Aragones when grown in the South of Portugal). Unsurprisingly, this little number comes from the Klein Karoo wine region, within the Calitzdorp district – the home of South Africa’s most prominent Port-style wine producers, and growers of Portuguese cultivars.
👩🏼‍🌾 DeKrans is the original gangster in the Calitzdorp Massive, alongside their literal and metaphorical cousins, BoPlaas. Both producers are becoming increasingly adept at producing wines that show remarkable finesse, given the hot, dry, Douro-like continental climate that Calitzdorp possesses.
🔬 This fairly easy-going expression of Tinta Roriz is harvested fairly ripe, but treated particularly gently. Everything is destemmed, crushed, cooled and then fermented in open top fermenter. Wine undergoes full malolactic conversion, and then is matured in old french barrels (6th & 7th fill) for 12 months.
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