Following on from its success at the recent Old Mutual Trophy Awards, the 2016 De Krans Tritonia Calitzdorp Blend has once again received recognition from peers within the industry. This time round with an impressive 90 points in Christian Eedes’ fourth annual Signature Red Blend Report.
The aim of the report is to recognise winemakers who are willing to try something a little different from the rest. A total of 58 entries from 42 producers were received for this year’s competition. The wines were tasted “blind” by a three-person panel, with the scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.
The name Tritonia pays tribute to the beautiful Tritonia plant with its colourful flowers of which eight different species are found in the Klein Karoo, the most complex and species-rich arid area in the world. This red blend is made from a variety of Portuguese grapes, mainly touriga nacional and tinta roriz, with smaller quantities of tinta barocca and tinta amarela.
The wine effortlessly walks the tightrope between being full-bodied and intense, yet still rich and elegant, with savoury, spice and dark fruit notes. It pairs beautifully with venison, ostrich meat dishes, roasted leg of lamb, or beef fillet.
The De Krans Tritonia Calitzdorp Blend is available directly from the cellar or through select outlets nationwide, retailing for approximately R220 per bottle.
For more information on this award-winning wine, visit www.dekrans.co.za.