Boplaas Tinta Chocolat 2012

Dark crimson coloured wine with a bright purple rim. Ripe plum, sweet black cherry, charred oak, mocha and cocoa flavors leap forth from the glass, while the opulent palate is a combination of juicy black plum, cherry, sweet bramble, roast coffee beans, dark chocolate and spice notes. Highly aromatic and flavor some, the wine is well-balanced, displaying deft oaking and is exceptionally drinkable.

A perfect companion to ostrich fillet; springbok pie; home-made beef burger topped with caramelized onions and mature cheese; vegetable lasagna; hearty tomato based pasta dishes or pizza.

variety : Tinta Barocca | 100% Tinta Barocca
winemaker : Margaux / Carel Nel CWM
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 3.9 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 5.00 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

AWARDS
2013 - Top 10 Red Wine - Cape Port and Wine Challenge

ageing : Drink now – Next 5 years

in the vineyard : Tinta Barocca originates from the “wild” Douro valley.

about the harvest: Fruit was sourced from select low-yield Tinta Barocca vineyards, hand harvested early March at optimum ripeness.

in the cellar : Crafted in a modern New World style – with full flavours, smooth tannins and well-balanced oak – to capture Tinta Barocca’s unique aromatic and flavour profile. The wine was fermented in traditional open fermentation vessels (lagares) with manual pigeage every 4 hours over the 5 day ferment period. Traditional wine-making techniques are applied with modern oaking regimes to craft an opulent red wine. Malo-lactic fermentation is completed in stainless steel tank with a unique combination of oak, where after the wine is barrel matured 6 months in a combination of new and 2nd fill French barrels 225l) prior to bottling.

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