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Vinification

To achieve the desired colour, most of the juice was drained
directly after crushing, with some blocks receiving up to two hours
of skin contact. Each variety was handled separately and fermented
cold at 14°C to retain the delicate aromas and flavours. The final
blending of varieties created complexity, consistency and balance
before bottling.

Tasting Notes

On the Nose: Enticing crushed summer berry aromas.

Palate: Soft and juicy, bouncing with succulent ripe strawberries,
raspberries and mulberries tinged with a hint of spice. Finishes
with great balance, freshness and fruity intensity.

Vineyards

Grapes were sourced from a cross-section of regions selected
for optimal expression of each variety. Vineyard tactics included
pruning to two-bud spurs, shoot removal, bunch thinning and
canopy management for best ripeness and quality. Grapes were
hand-harvested from mid-February to late March at an average
ripeness of between 21 and 22°B.

Vintage

2016

Varieties

A classic blend of noble red wine varieties, which
consists of predominantly Merlot and Pinotage.

Origin

Coastal Region

Alcohol13% Vol
pH3.5
Residual Sugar4.5 g/ℓ
Total Acid5.8 g/ℓ
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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.

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.

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.