Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
In the Vineyard: This interesting and captivating wine is Shiraz..based (54%), with Merlot (19%), Malbec (10%) and Petit Verdot (7%) rounding off the blend. It is an evolution of thc original ‘Estate blend’ that Boschendal launched in the 1980’s under
the Grand Reserve label, with the introduction of Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot now adding greater detail, style and sophistication. The Shiraz vineyard is situated in the Faure region of Stellenbosch, close to the cooling winds of the Atlantic. The remaining varieties are from the Helderberg
region, situated ore the north-west-facing granite slopes. These carefully selected sites yield some of the finest grapes in the region and are meticulously maintained.
The grapes were harvested by hand and carefully Rafted upon arrival at the cellar to ensure that only the finest quality is vinified. Natural, hands-opt winemaking of the different components, which are vinified separately, ensures optimum levels or inherent varietal expression, extraction and tannin. Barrel maturation takes place in a combination of new (40%) and second- to
fourth fill 300 litre barrels for 14 months before the perfectly harmonious final blend is assembled. The final blend undergoes a further 6-10 months aging in Foude to gain additional complexity before being bottled in the luxurious Boschendal Heritage bottle.