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Vinification

The grapes were hand harvested with bunch selection taking
place in the vineyards. Berry sorting on arrival at the cellar
ensured that only quality grapes were crushed and left to cold
soak on the skins for five days. Fermentation took place in old
open top Barriques. From here the wine was transferred to
selected French oak barrels in which malolactic fermentation
was completed. Barrel maturation took place over 12 months .

Tasting Notes

Crimson red in colour

On the nose: Soft chocolate and raspberry on the nose with
a hint of deep red roses.

Palate: An intricately structured wine with a dense fruit
core, ripe black cherry, subtle spice and subtle marshmallow
characteristics on the palate, with complex, balanced tannins
and a smooth lingering finish.

Vineyards

These Pinot Noir grapes are from the Ceres area, where the
vineyards are planted on the southern slopes at a high altitude
(960m above sea level) in the Witzenberg Valley, surrounded
by mountains, resulting in cool, dry summers and wet winters,
and sometimes even snow.

The soils are well-drained shale soils, yet with good water
holding capacity.

Ageing Potential

Drinking well already, yet promises greater
integration and intrigue for up to 10 years from vintage.

Vintage

2015

Varieties

100% Pinot Noir

Origin

Ceres Plateau

Alcohol13% vol
pH3.6
Residual Sugar3.0 g/l
Total Acid5.5g/l
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The Farm

Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories.

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.

Weddings & Functions

Boschendal provides an idyllic natural setting for large and small functions. The Boschendal Manor House, Rhone Homestead, The Olive Press, the Werf Restaurant and the beautiful gardens are available to host an array of celebrations or events in a relaxed and tranquil environment.