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 vineyards grown in a cross-section of regions and specifically selected for their ability to deliver top quality grapes year on year. To get the perfect colour for this wine the grapes were all hand-harvested, thus minimising any potential colour extraction. A healthy harvest was spread over a couple of weeks, from mid-February to the latter part of March.
The 2016 vintage was one of the driest years we have experienced in ages. A dry winter followed by a dry summer, and less tons per hectare than usual. It did, however, result in small berries and great fruit concentration for the wines.
To achieve the desired colour, most of the juice was drained directly after crushing, with some blocks receiving up to two hours of skin contact to ensure that the colour remained the precise salmon-pink hue desired. Each variety was handled separately and fermented cold at 14°C to retain the delicate aromas and flavours. The final blending of varietal wines created complexity, consistency and balance before bottling.
Alc: 12.5 % vol
RS: 3.0 g/ℓ
TA: 6.0 g/ℓ