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Vinification

2016 was one of the driest vintages we have had in South Africa. There are exceptions,
but mostly the dry winter and summer and the unusually hot months impacted on the
yields from the 2016 harvest, which were significantly less than from the year before.

Tasting Notes

Bright green apple and melon flavours, unfolding into layers of citrus and mineral
notes, finishing crisp and clean.

Grape Variety

100% Chenin Blanc

Vineyards

Bush vines were chosen to give ripeness and complexity with absolute attention to
detail throughout the pruning and suckering stages. This provided beautiful balanced
fruit towards harvest time.

Cellar Notes

This is a style made to be consumed with food within the first three years of production.

Winemaking

Handpicked, cold fermented and left on the secondary lees to add complexity and
mouthfeel.

Alcohol14 %
pH3.5
Residual Sugar5.5 g/l
Total Acid6.5 g/l
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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.

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.

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.