Boschendal Grand Vin Blanc 2002

Available in South Africa only
This straw-coloured wine has an aroma of herbs and tropical fruit, with hints of citrus. These complex flavours, enhanced by the influence of French oak, carry through to the creamy, harmonious palate and lingering finish. Ready to drink now and the ideal partner for smoked fish, seafood and creamy poultry or veal dishes.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc [ 92% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : JC Bekker
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.61 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 6.4 g/l  fso2 : 36 mg/l  
type : White  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

Michelangelo International Wine Award 2002 - Silver
in the vineyard : A blend dominated by 92% Sauvignon Blanc with 8% Chardonnay. Grapes are from vineyards ranging from decomposed granite to stony clay soils and rich alluvial soils, at altitudes ranging from 150 - 400m above sea level. Meticulous spur-pruning and the removal of excess shoots left only the two to three best-developed shoots per spur.

about the harvest: Two weeks before harvest, leaves were removed between bunches within the canopy, taking care that no grapes were exposed to direct sun in the process. This resulted in better aeration in the bunch zone and ensured flavour retention in the berries. The growth period was initially warm, followed by cooler weather. All grapes were handpicked in the cool of the early morning.

in the cellar : Vinification is reductive. The Sauvignon Blanc was cool-fermented and a small portion matured in small oak for four months to add complexity. The barrel-fermented Chardonnay adds a rounded richness to the wine.

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