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:
Long cool nights during the ripening period of the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir Grapes ensure finesse and elegance while still on the vines. Once ripe, they are picked in the early morning chill to retain a crisp fruit expression in the wine.
The 2016 vintage was one of the driest years we have experienced in ages. A dry winter followed by a dry summer, and fewer tons per hectare than usual. It did, however, result in small berries and great fruit concentration for the wines.
After pressing and settling, 80% for the Chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel tanks. The remainder is
wood-fermented and left on the lees for eight weeks. The Pinot Noir is fermented at cooler temperatures to preserve the delicate red berry aromas. Gentle oak maturation imparts a final elegant touch of spice to this original blend.
Alc: 13% vol
RS: 4.5 g/l
TA: 6.1 g/l