Boschendal The Pavillion Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon NV

An attractive blend with liberal lashings of dark red fruit aromas spiced up with subtle toasty vanilla oak tones. The palate is perfectly balanced and soft with a juicy dark berry centre capturing the friendly yet feisty side of a young Shiraz supported by the volume and intensity of the Cabernet Sauvignon.

variety : Shiraz [ 59% Shiraz, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winemaker : James Farquharson
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.7 % vol  rs : 4.0 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : 

All the vineyards were pruned to two-bud spurs during July - August and shoots were removed during October. Only two to three shoots were left per hand-spaced spur. After veraison, uneven bunches were removed for better flavour concentration.

Viticulturist’s Details
The grapes were picked from specifically selected vineyards on the slopes of the Simonsberg as well as from Stellenbosch and Agter Paarl areas where soils are typically derived from decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone. 

about the harvest: The grapes were picked by hand and sorted in the vineyard to ensure that only healthy grapes are received at the winery.

in the cellar : All vineyard lots were fermented separately, fermentation taking between 6-15 days, in stainless steel tanks of between 12 and 22 tons. After fermentation, the wine was matured on a combination of French oak hogsheads (30%). The rest of the wine is unoaked.

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