This iconic wine estate is situated between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. With over 330 years of winemaking heritage, 2018 marks the release of the pinnacle of Boschendal’s wine portfolio – the Boschendal Heritage Collection.
The Grande Syrah epitomises the best of what the team can do with Syrah. It comes from a very special vineyard of weathered granite soils on the south-facing slopes of the Helderberg, Stellenbosch. It is unirrigated and farmed for seriously premium quality grapes, which includes amongst others a strict pruning regime and bunch removal to ensure that only the finest grapes are produced. These are hand-picked and hand-sorted on arrival at the cellar. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel and the wine is made using a specially selected Rhône-style yeast. Maturation took place in new (40%) and second fill 300-litre barrels for fifteen months. ( 3000 bottles produced )
It has a brilliant black-ruby colour with a very deep centre. Enticing spice and exotic fruit notes on the nose inspire one from the outset. The flavor is expansive and deep, with blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, laced with redcurrant acidity. A deep blueberry plushness makes up the core of the wine. Super flavour and structure. Seamless integration of oak spice and tannin adds depth and complexity to the wine, rounding off a truly impressive drinking experience. For now or better still, a must for any collector – lay it down until 2015.
Delicious with rich mutton casseroles, slow cooked beef stews and spicy barbeque lamb.