Boschendal 1685 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A powerful wine showing varietal character combining dark red and black fruit. The primary impression onthe nose is ripe black fruit with subtle oak spice andherbs, yet vibrancy and depth in its fruit expression.The palate expresses the vintage by bringing together the masculine firmness and length of the Cabernet Sauvignon with a juicy, yummy, fruit core. A seamless integration of oak spice and oak tannin entwined with the Cabernet masculinity adds real depth an dcomplexity to the wine.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : Richard Duckitt
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 4.0 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : Red  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

in the vineyard :  Selected vineyards on predominantly granite soils from cool coastal regions. Meticulous canopy management was followed including shoot thinning to increase sunlight penetration. Careful tipping of the shoots began at the end of January to build up the concentration of nutrients in the berries. Small, uneven bunches were removed two weeks before harvesting.

about the harvest:  Hand harvested.
The 2015 harvest was warm, yet not excessive, and resulted in one of the best vintages experienced at Boschendal. The 2015 wines all show impressive concentration ripeness and structure.

in the cellar :  After destemming, the berries were mechanically sorted to remove any green and to allow only clean and healthy berries into the fermentation tank. Fermentation lasted 7 - 12 days at 26° - 28° C, during which time thorough aerations took place while pumping over. Extended post-fermentation maceration up to a month ensured the extraction of ripe and round tannins and colour before pressing. Aged in first- to fourth-fill 300-litre barrels for 15 - 16 months.

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