Boschendal Sommelier Selection Pinotage 2014 75cl

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Country South Africa
Region South Africa Western Cape
Brand Boschendal
Grape Variety Pinotage
Size 75cl
ABV 14.0%
Closure Type screwcap
Vintage 2014
Maturity Drink now
Food Match Grilled meats, pork belly and slightly spicy curries
Style Rich and vibrant
A classic example of South Africa�s very own grape varietal. On the palate, rich, ripe and vibrant red and black currants, spice and plums. In South Africa, they love to braai. Pinotage is truly South African, so serve it with your best grilled meats, pork belly and even slightly spicy curries.
Country Of Origin: South Africa
Dramatically set against the majestic backdrop of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains in Franschhoek ("Little French Corner"), Paarl, South Africa. Boschendal is one of the oldest wine producers in the New World with a French viticultural heritage dating back to 1685.

The farm "Bossendaal" (wood and dale) was granted in 1685 to French �migr� Jean le Long by the governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel. Le Long was one of the many Protestant Huguenots who fled from France to escape religious persecution after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, bringing considerable winemaking skill to the region. Boschendal was the first French Huguenot wine farm established on the Cape and the second wine farm overall.

The Boschendal Sommeliers Selection Pinotage 2014 was harvested in a vintage, which produced wines with waves of fruit with gentle tannins. The grapes were picked off dry land bush vines, a recipe for small berried bunches given a high skin to juice ratio which results in a full flavoured wine. The grapes were handpicked and then bunch, destalked and crushed. Fermentation took place in in open top, stainless steel tanks. Manual punch downs took place regularly to enable a fine tannin and colour extraction. After fermentation to a dry wines, the grapes were pressed. Half the resulting wine was racked to stainless steel tanks. The other components went to previously filled French oak barrels for maturation. The wines were blended and prepared for bottling.

Country Of Origin: South Africa

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