“Without aim and direction you are nowhere. Our wine crafting roadmap is clear and precise, our objective is to develop and re-define the Bordeaux concept and adapt it to be uniquely South African… achieving very complex, balanced and expressive wines.”
Each of our wines are site specific; a reflection of the soil in which they grow. De Toren Fusion V, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon while the merlot lead De Toren Z. Each offers a unique flavor profile, both are complex and intense with long ageing potential.
Named for the ‘fusing’ together of Bordeaux’s five famous varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec), Fusion V celebrated its maiden vintage in 1999, at the same time marking the De Toren Private Cellar’s much anticipated first release.
Born of vineyards that are high in gravel content and benefit from prolonged exposure to the afternoon sun – conditions, in other words, that favour the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon – it is this intensely hued, robust flavoured varietal that, at 50 to 60%, forms the backbone of the formidable final blend Bordeaux Red blends
The nose reveals vibrant, tightly knit aromas of creamy black and red berries, with supporting nuances of dark, bitter chocolate, leather, cedar as well as hints of black pepper. The pallet is very elegantly packaged, a true left bank Bordeaux styled blend, showing amazing concentration, complexity as well as restraint. The wine entices with flavors of clean black and red fruit, a perfectly balanced acidity, finished off with fine, integrated tannins.
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