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Vineyard Management

Pinotage, the offspring of Pinot Noir, was carefully selected to complement Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Grapes were selected from Boschendal’s finest vineyards. Harvest was done early at lower sugar levels to achieve the bracing freshness required for the making of base wine for a classical Méthode Cap Classique.

Vinification

After pressing the red grapes, the juice was bled-off immediately and blended with 20% Chardonnay wine. The result was a unique sunset salmon hue in the base wine.

The base wine was bottled under crown-cap where it underwent secondary fermentation, the magical process where the Cap Classique’s unique bubbles are allowed to develop. The wine was furthermore given 12 months on the lees which allowed it to grow in complexity, adding depth and a pronounced fruit structure complemented by the seductive brisk sparkle. After disgorgement the bottle was closed with natural cork.

Tasting Notes

Exceptionally pleasing on the eye as well as the palate, Le Grande Pavillion Brut Rosé sparkles with versatility, making it ideal for enjoying on its own or in a bubbly and al fresco environment along with seafood, summer salads and chicken dishes.

Vintage

NV

Varieties

30% Pinotage, 20% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir

Origin

Coastal Region.

Alcohol12.5%
pH3.5
Residual Sugar10.0 g/l
Total Acid5.8 g/l
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Must Do's at Boschendal

Guests are invited to enjoy all this magnificent farm has to offer: an award winning wine and bio-friendly food experience; a rich heritage; a spectacular natural and soulful landscape; fun, informative and engaging activities whilst also taking the opportunity for some down time in tranquil surroundings.

Eat & Drink

The Cape Dutch farms were historically renowned for their warm welcome and generous hospitality. What crowned this welcome was the Cape table, laden with wholesome dishes made from ingredients from the farm’s werf and fields.

Accommodation

Guest accommodation is a recent addition to the farm with luxury accommodation ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage to beautifully restored farm labourer cottages. With emphasis on stylish simplicity the guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character.