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 a cross-section of regions selected for optimal expression of each variety. Vineyard tactics included pruning to two-bud spurs, shoot removal, bunch thinning and canopy management for best ripeness and quality. Chenin Blanc 44%; Sauv Blanc 29%; Chardonnay 18%; Marzanne 5%; Colombar 4%
The grapes were crushed then pressed, and the juice cold settled for two days, with juice extraction averaging 620 litres per ton. Fermentation took place at 14–16°C. Following fermentation, the varieties were blended allowing the varietal character of each one to enhance the complexity and depth of the blend. The wine was left on the fine lees for complexity and integration.
Alc: 12.5 % vol
RS: 3.8 g/ℓ
TA: 6.1 g/ℓ