My philosophy is to create each wine from the best grapes on the best suitable “terroir” what the farm has to offer under the Estate classification with minimum interference. I believe in soil, location, climate and one human factor, management, but with a nature driven mindset.
Armand du Toit

 

Armand acquired a passion for winemaking from his parents, Jacques and Ida du Toit, who were fruit and wine growers and together with his uncle Alex, they have progressively developed this young winery. Armand and Alex, sharing a commitment to produce noble wines and will continue to produce excellent wines for years to come, driven by an ambition to pay tribute to their family legacy.

 

Du Von SHIRAZ 2015

Barrelled aged - Full bodied Shiraz with spicy black pepper and berry aromas and flavours. The grapes for the Shiraz 2015 were hand selected to ensure optimal ripeness and flavours.

We ferment our red wines in open-tanks to give the wine the perfect balance between tannins, flavours and colour. This wine was aged for 24 months in a combination of 2/3 French oak and 1/3 American oak Barrels. Minimum interference- Ensures rich, berry and bold flavours.

Wine specifications

Vintage: 2015

Alcohol: 14.5%

Acidity: 5.8 g/l

PH: 3.54

Residual sugar: 3.6 g/l

Vineyard specifications

Soil type: Clay/ Stoney soils

Rootstock: Richter 110

Age of Vines: 16 Years

Vines planted: 3100

Tonnage: 8Tons/Ha

 

Du Von Chenin Blanc 2017

Old Vine Chenin Blanc-Granny Smith apple and honey flavours and aromas with some floral characters.

The Chenin Blanc grapes where hand selected and harvested from vines planted in 1985 to ensure that only the best grapes were picked for optimal ripeness and flavors. The grapes were crushed and destalked followed by 6 hours of skin-contact. Only the free-run juice were used during pressing to minimize any negative flavours and tannins.

Wine specifications

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol: 12%

Acidity: 6.3 g/l

PH: 3.09

Residual sugar: 15.6 g/l

Vineyard specifications

Soil type: Limey Karoo

Rootstock: 101/14

Age of Vines: 32 Years

Tonnage: 6Tons/Ha

 

Du Von Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Dry-Crisp, Medium-light bodied Sauvignon Blanc with fruity tropical guava and gooseberry flavours and aromas.

We are proud to say that we bottled our fruity and crisp Sauvignon Blanc this year. With only a single block to harvest from, there is no room for error. Fermented at low temperatures to ensure optimal flavours and aroma development.

Wine specifications

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol: 12

Acidity: 7.5 g

PH: 3.07

Residual sugar: 2 g/l

Vineyard specifications

Soil type: 40% sand, 60% clay

Rootstock: Richter 99

Age of vines: 10 Years

Tonnage: 15Tons/Ha