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Dornier Donatus Red 2017 ranked in top 10 - Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2020

27 July 2020  -  Dornier Wines

One of the first red blends produced at Dornier evolves to Top 10 status as recently judged by

Congratulations to Winemaker Philip van Staden.

Donatus Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot from 5 vineyards situated on the slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountain.

The grapes are picked by hand, and the berries are sorted in the cellar to ensure that only the best fruit is used for the wine. The different varieties are fermented seperately in open fermenters, with pump overs performed four times daily. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel, and the wine spends further 18 months maturing in French oak, a third of which is new. The wine is blended after maturation, which allows us to select the finest components for the final wine.

Production of 2017 Donatus Red was limited to less than 7000 bottles and is available to purchase at the Wine Lounge at Dornier or at online