Uniquely situated on a hilltop location that catches the cool ocean breezes, with ancient soils and terroir perfectly suited to growing some of the world’s finest Bordeaux-style wines, De Toren pays tribute to the Bordeaux concept whilst reinterpreting it to be uniquely South African. The recognition of this land’s untapped potential laid the foundation for De Toren’s approach to producing wines with pronounced Left Bank and Right Bank characteristics. Inspired by the world-renowned Bordeaux wines, each of their distinct wines is site-specific and a true reflection of the soil and conditions in which they grow, ensuring a unique flavour profile for each wine. De Toren has an unusually high concentration of soils with over fifteen different soil types across the twenty-five hectares. Working with academics from the University of Stellenbosch, no less than ten rootstocks were matched to twenty-five different clones and planted in micro lots to match the specific soils.
Formerly named South Africa’s Best Luxury Wine, the investment-worthy Book XVII is a true collector’s item. Previous vintages have received the title of ‘top score for an SA wine ever’ by Wine Enthusiast. With no more than 1,200 bottles produced with each vintage, the Book XVII has gained an iconic following.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc
Aging potential: This wine has a phenomenal ageing potential. If stored and cellared in optimal conditions, this wine has the potential to be matured for thirty plus years.