Boschendal Classic Larone 2016

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On the nose: Lively mixed berry fruits and spice. A very pronounced wine with overlaid pepper spice and a hint of oak.
Palate: Young and vibrant plum, cherry and mulberry notes. Fruit mid-palate with spiciness. The Shiraz imparts a juicy fruit core while the Mourvèdre component softens and intensifies the mid-palate with discernible gummy fruit notes. An easy silky palate - well integrated and smooth, with a lingering dark berry fruit finish. Ripe tannin imparts good drinkability that offers a broad appeal.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 81% Shiraz, 19% Mourvèdre
winemaker : The Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Red  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

A classic red blend packed with style and grace in honour of the Larone Homestead built by French Huguenot Nicholas La Noy who was granted the first title deed of Boschendal in 1685.

in the vineyard : The grapes were sourced from vineyards grown in a cross-section of regions and specifically selected for their expressive varietal notes. These soils typically tended to be derived from decomposed granite and so-called Table Mountain sandstone. Vineyard tactics included pruning to two-bud spurs, shoot removal, bunch thinning, green harvesting and canopy management for best ripeness and quality. Grapes were hand-harvested from mid-February to late March at an average ripeness between 24 and 25°B. The 2014 growing period was relatively hot, resulting in good quality grapes with silky ripe tannins.

about the harvest: Grapes were hand-harvested from mid-February to mid-March at an average ripeness between 24° and 25° B. The 2015 growing period was dry and hot, resulting in good quality grapes with silky ripe tannins.

in the cellar : Fermentation differed according to variety, with fermentations taking on average eight to 10 days with regular but light pumpovers for colour and fine tannin extraction. All components were matured in older French oak barrels for subtlety and integration for a year before blending. The wine was bottled after a light filtration.

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