David Finlayson Camino Africana Cape Vintage 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - David Finlayson
Main Variety - Touriga Nacional
Alcohol - 19.43 %vol
pH - 3.98
RS - 101 g/l
Total Acid - 4.8 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape


Type - Fortified
Style - Sticky

Tasting Notes

Made in the traditional “vintage port style” from grapes specifically grown for this purpose in a warm, dry microclimate. 

Blend Information

Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Garnacha

Food Suggestions

This fortified wine will be ideal with deserts, cheeses and preserved fruit to round off a meal or enjoyed on its own by a warm fireside or during a night safari listening to the sounds of the African bush and wildlife.

In The Vineyard

Made from nearly equal amounts of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Garnacha. The first two from vines planted in the very dry area of Prince Albert Hamlet in the Karoo and the latter from Paarl.

In The Cellar

The grapes were crushed together into open top fermenters where the primary fermentation and six punchdowns per day was done for a period of a week before pure grape spirits were added to arrest the fermentation, keeping just the right amount of natural grape sugar in the wine. The wine was matured for 12 months in 300 litre barrels before being racked and bottled.

Additional Information

This wine signifies something truly special to me as a winemaker and is part of my journey in life and wine in South Africa, hence the name, Camino Africana, “The African Way”.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
David Finlayson Camino Africana Cape Vintage 2020 David Finlayson Touriga Nacional
ARA - Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol use Not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Enjoy Responsibly.