Boschendal is nestled in one of the most picturesque valleys in the Cape wine lands, one of South Africas original wine farms eagerly awaits your arrival. With a wine making tradition spanning over 300 years, Boschendal Wine Estate offers a veritable treat for wine lovers everywhere. This gracious national treasure is a familiar favourite to many and a glorious discovery for countless others.
Wine of Origin:
In the Vineyard:
Grapes were sourced from cooler vineyards in the Coastal Region, mostly on higher altitude 150 400 m) sites or very
close to the ocean being exposed to cool afternoon sea breezes aided the accumulation of beautiful, expressive varietal flavours in the berries and good natural acidity vineyards planted on different soil types, mostly weathered
granite and shale soils with high water retention properties, were selected, resulting in wines with a bigger structure and mouthfeel.
Meticulous spur pruning and shoot thinning were implemented, allowing only two shoots per spur on the very cool sites, most of the leaves on the cooler side of the canopy were removed just after flowering to enhance the tropical flavours in the grapes At harvest time there was enough regrowth to protect bunches against direct sunlight Grapes were tasted regularly in the vineyard to ensure they were all picked at optimum flavour ripeness in the cool of the early morning, ensuring crisp fruit expression in the wine. 92 % Sauvignon Blanc & 8 Semillon.
Vinification was reductive, which meant all air was excluded from the grape processing operation this was done to protect the delicate varietal flavours The Sauvignon Blanc fermented at 16 ‘C After fermentation, the wine was left on its primary lees, with regular stirring weekly for the first month This process imparted a lovely roundness to the mid palate A small portion of Semillon was then added to the final blend to balance the acidity.
Alc. Vol 14%
RS 3.5 g/l
TA 5.6 g/l