De Krans Tritonia 2011, a Top 100 SA Wine!

3Released towards the end of 2013, the new flagship red wine from De Krans, the Tritonia, has recently been selected as one of the Top 100 Wines in South Africa at the 2014 Top 100 Wine Challenge.  The wine is a unique Calitzdorp blend of three traditional port cultivars, namely Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca and Tinta Roriz.

Already an award-winning wine which was rated 4-stars in the authoritative and internationally recognized 2014 Platter’s South African Wine Guide, the wine was named after the eye catching Tritonia plant with its colourful flowers, of which eight species are found in the Klein Karoo, hailed as the most complex and species-rich arid area in the world.

The Top 100 SA Wines competition is recognised as a leading competition both in South Africa and abroad, with considerable Google ratings and a high-growth international digital footprint. This has proven to be tremendously useful for the winning wines, helping to secure better sales in the global market.

Winemaker, Louis van der Riet, describes this wine with its attractive ruby red colour as displaying complex flavours of violets, cloves and red fruit. It has a savoury and fine-grained structure, beautifully integrated wood and a delightful elegance.

Available from De Krans Wine Cellar, as well as a few selected retail outlets nationwide at a recommended retail price of R150 per bottle, this is the perfect wine to enjoy during the approaching colder months with a delicious ostrich fillet or game dish.

For more information on the new Tritonia blend, contact the cellar at 044 213 3314 or email

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