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.
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In the Vineyard:
Made from Shiraz (58%), Petit Verdot (14%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Malbec (8%), Merlot (7%) and Cabernet Franc (3%) grapes, each variety was selected for the separate yet complementary qualities it brings to the blend. The grapes are sourced from highly expressive vineyards, mostly from Stellenbosch, with a small percentage from the Swartland region. These vineyards’ altitude, aspect and close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean yield fruit with a restrained classical elegance, good acidity and soft tannins. Vineyard practices are tailored for ultra-premium quality and grapes are harvested at perfect ripeness in the fresh early morning hours to ensure they reach the cellar in their most pristine state.
Upon arrival at the cellar, bunches are carefully hand sorted to ensure that any green berries are discarded. The respective cultivars are vinified separately and treated very gently throughout the winemaking process to obtain the wine’s signature classical elegance. Primary and malolactic fermentation take place in stainless steel tanks before wines are matured in fine French oak barrels for 16 months. These consist of 20% new wood, and the rest a combination of second, third and fourth fill barrels. After the meticulous tasting of the respective wines, the final blend is assembled and bottled.
Total Acid 5,5