Boschendal · 1685 South African Pinot Noir 2020
All winemaking tactics were directed at retaining the inherent vineyard and varietal traits. Grapes were whole-bunch pressed to retrieve only the purest of the juice. Cold settling was done for 48 hours, after which only the clear juice was racked. Natural fermentation was encouraged and after about 2°B the fermenting must was transferred into selected French oak barrels. Half of the fermentation was done naturally and then a strong strain of selected yeast was added to ensure a complete fermentation. Partial malolactic fermentation was allowed. Still on its primary lees, the wine was matured for a further 11 months. During this time, lees stirring took place monthly to enhance the mouthfeel of the wine.
Boschendal (Dutch for bush and dale) is one of the oldest Wine Estates in South Africa and is located between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in South Africa’s Western Cape.This Iconic wine farm is nestled in one of the most picturesque valleys in the Cape Winelands. With a winemaking tradition spanning over 330 years, Boschendal Wine Estate offers a veritable treat for wine lovers everywhere.
At Boschendal we believe wine is made in the vineyards. We take the utmost care to find specific terroir driven sites best suited for our cultivars. We have made it our priority to embrace sustainability techniques across both our farm and cellar practices in order to retain the country’s exceptional biodiversity and to empower the teams that work within it.
At Boschendal teamwork is essential. We all strive for the same goal which is creating exceptional, memorable wines. When you drink a glass of Boschendal we want you to taste the view, taste the lifestyle and taste excellence. We strive for perfection and aspire to always improve.
2021 marks 40 years of Cap Classique sparkling wine production on Boschendal, the first Boschendal Brut having been made in 1981 by Achim van Arnim, then the cellarmaster on the estate and considered one of the pioneers of Cap Classique.
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