Tokara Director's Reserve White 2012

Bordeaux White Blends from South Africa

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Item No. 129712
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine has a brilliant golden straw color. This is a complex yet elegant wine. The nose is vibrant with intense aromas of quince, lemongrass and passion fruit with underlying notes of toasted brioche and almonds. The palate is full and rich with intense yellow fruit and green fruit flavors beautifully balanced with the seamless oaking that is evident from slight toasty notes on the finish. The wine finishes with a stunning freshness with lingers almost indefinitely.

This wine is best served with pan-seared scallops or fresh West Coast crayfish and homemade mayonnaise. It also pairs well with a grilled chicken breast salad.

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TOKARA, situated on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass in South Africa, produces innovative and distinctive wines under the TOKARA and ZONDERNAAM labels as well as a limited edition five year pot still Brandy.

Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends

Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.

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