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Vinification

The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were both whole-bunch
pressed to secure only the best quality juice and minimum
colour extraction on the Pinot Noir.

After settling, 80% of the Chardonnay was fermented in
stainless steel with a higher percentage of solids in the juice.
Using a Burgundian isolated yeast strain and fermenting at
18⁰C ensured a rich and dense structure. A 20% portion of the
Chardonnay was wood-fermented and left on the lees for an
eight-week period, during which time lees stirring was done
weekly to enhance the creamy mouthfeel.

The Pinot Noir was fermented with only the clean juice
at cooler temperatures to preserve the delicate red berry
aromas.

Tasting Notes

This wine with its pale red–copper tinge is a unique
combination in every aspect,and a wine made with care and
commitment.

Nose: The Chardonnay dominates in the youth of the wine
with stone fruit and hints of pear. As the wine becomes more
mature, the Pinot Noir becomes more noticeable, with hints
of strawberry preserve imparting an intriguing aroma to this
unique blend.

Palate: The Chardonnay component contributes richness
and backbone to the wine, while the Pinot Noir adds fruit
and elegance with its characteristic hints of ripe red berries.
The gentle oak maturation gives an elegant touch of spice. A
true sommelier’s wine — bliss to match with any cuisine.

Vineyards

Grapes were sourced from vineyards planted on different soil
types, mostly weathered granite and shale soils with high
water-retention properties, resulting in wines with a bigger
structure and mouthfeel.

Meticulous spur pruning and shoot thinning, allowing only two
shoots per spur, were implemented. After véraison, which took
place around mid-January, uneven bunches were removed for
better flavour concentration in the berries. Cool nights during
the ripening period ensured finesse and elegance for both the
Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir. All the grapes were picked in
the cool of the early morning, ensuring crisp fruit expression
in the wine.

Ageing Potential

A wine to be enjoyed now, but one that
will become more intriguing and complex with age.

Vintage

​2015

Varieties

60% Chardonnay & 40% Pinot Noir

Origin

Coastal Region

Alcohol13.5% vol
pH3.35
Residual Sugar4.0 g/l
Total Acid6.5 g/l
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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.

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.

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.