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The Klein DasBosch

The home is a wide low building of amazing architecture, surrounded by nature and the art of winemaking.

Situated on the banks of the Blaauwklippen river, Klein DasBosch is a small yet tranquil and beautiful estate. Home to Whitey Basson and his family the house sprawls before a placid pond replete with ducks and a central island.

With sumptuous vineyards bursting with delicious rich grapes begging to be picked and made into the fine Klein DasBosch wine

Klein DasBosch itself only has five hectares of vineyards.

The neighbouring farms are Talana Hill and Paradyskloof.

Winemaking is an art form of patience, control and creativity. Given raw grapes, a winemaker must after much effort produce a wine which pleases the palate and makes the winemaker proud. From the grape picking to the vats to the bottled wines, winemaking is an art form of the highest order. This art form is appreciated by the senses, taste, colour, feel and fragrance.

Klein DasBosch uses only the finest raw materials, people and processes to bring you wines of unparalleled drinking pleasure.

Grapes

The root stock is of the 101/14 variety and provides a smaller berry with a more intense flavour and the skin, colour and taste differs.

Soil

The grapes are produced of the Merlot cline 192, crafted on a root of R110. Controlled irrigation ensures high quality growing conditions.

The Process

The Bordeaux treatment is used on all the vineyards. Harvest of the grapes occurs in mid February (summertime) and from there the fermentation of the skins takes 10 days.

The grapes undergo alcoholic fermentation and mentarlactic fermentation. From here apple sour and milk sour are processed in and the fermentation results in a glycerol yield.

The Barrique vat's can hold 225 litres of fermenting wine and are of French oak variety. Once this timeless process is complete Klein DasBosch wines are bottle in elegant tasteful bottles.

The WineMaker

As Winemaking is an art, Jan Boland Coetzee must surely be an artist. Former South African rugby legend turned winemaker extraordinaire A strange combination if there ever was one, but Jan has excelled with his own range of Vriesenhof, Paradys Kloof and Talana Hill wines. Now he has turned some of his attention to producing the Klein DasBosch range, and what an amazing feat he has performed.





Klein DasBosch
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