Dornier Donatus Red 2018
Dornier Donatus Red 2018
94 Points - Winemag.co.za. Dornier is a family owned winery situated in The Golden Triangle area of the upper Blaauwklippen Valley Stellenbosch. The primary focus at Dornier lies in the production of premium quality wines with minimal intervention which are expressive to the unique terroir. Donatus Red is a classical Bordeaux blend from 5 vineyards on the slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountain. Bursting with flavours of blackcurrant and liquorice. The palate is refined and elegant with silky tannins. On the palate flavours of blackberry and cassis are abundant, with hints of dark cherry and a touch of cedar.
Wine Press Ratings
94 Points - winemag.co.za (2018)
Top 10 - Cape Bordeaux Red Blend - winemag.co.za (2018)
For the second successive year Dornier Donatus Red has secured a Top 10 ranking in the Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Competition. Sharing joint second place at 94 points this wine is exemplary of Dornier’s ongoing pursuits towards fine wine production. The 2018 vintage of Donatus Red is a blend of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11.5% Cabernet Franc, 11.5% Malbec, 11.5% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. Matured for 18 months in French Oak, the wine shows aromas and flavours of red and black berries, herbs and earth. The pallet is full bodied with dense fruit and sleek tannins.
61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11.5% Cabernet Franc, 11.5% Malbec, 11.5% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. Matured for 18 months in French Oak.
About the Producer
Dornier is a family owned winery situated in The Golden Triangle area of the upper Blaauwklippen Valley Stellenbosch. The primary focus at Dornier lies in the production of premium quality wines with minimal intervention which are expressive of the unique terroir of The Golden Triangle whilst showcasing the complexity and finesse of the noble grape varieties planted at Dornier. Reverence for tradition is salient at Dornier as is difference where it leads to improvement.
Dornier Wine Estate is located on 4 different farms in the Upper Blaauwklippen Valley namely Keerweder, Groenkloof, Heldemeer and Stellenrust (Homestead) the latter of which includes a historic Sir Herbert Baker designed homestead and one of the first wine cellars ever built in Stellenbosch in the late 1600s.
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