Boschendal Blanc de Noir 1999

The fruitiness of the black grapes is captured in rich, complex and assertive flavours. Ready to drink now, this versatile medium-dry wine will complement any meal, especially duck, calamari and cold meats.


variety : Pinot Noir | 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Merlot
winemaker : JC Bekker
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 6.5 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the cellar : Viticultural Details
A blend of Pinot Noir 65% and Merlot 35%,the grapes originating in vineyards varying in age between ten and twenty years. Most are planted in a north-to-south orientation, in a variety of soil types ranging from stony, gravel and clay-rich to Avalon.

Vineyard Management
All the vineyards were pruned to two-bud spurs during July to August. Shoots were removed leaving only two to three per hand-spaced spur. Shortly after veraison, which took place from the beginning of January to February, uneven bunches were removed for better flavour concentration in the berries.

Harvest
Almost 70% was hand-picked during the day, with the rest of the grapes machine-harvested at night.

Vinification
Made from the free-run juice of black grapes, this white wine is cool-fermented. After crushing, a maximum of two hours’ skin contact is allowed to achieve the characteristic pale salmon colour.

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