Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Fortifieds

Sold for

ZAR 1 876
Lot 75
  • Boplaas Family Vineyards; Cape Vintage Reserve; 2008; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 1 876
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

2008 Cape Vintage Reserve
2 (1 x 2) 750ml

Multiple award-winning 6th generation producer owned by the Nel family, who established the Calitzdorp district in the Klein Karoo and gradually built it to world-wide fame for the quality of its Port-styled wines produced outside of the Duoro valley. Cape Wine Master and Cape Winemakers Guild member, Carel Nel, is extremely knowledgeable about the category of Port, and is crafting (now along with the next generation) a consistently brilliant style of fortifieds from authentic Portuguese varieties that adapt well to this warm and dry region.

The Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve continues the Nel Family heritage of crafting the very finest Cape fortifieds utilising Portuguese varieties, traditional vinification and dedication to style, to create wine that will offer decades of enjoyment.

This wine was produced from four Portuguese varieties on old vines at the farm in Calitzdorp, along with small parcels of top-grade fruit from vineyards that supply Boplaas. Grapes were hand-harvested at optimal ripeness and fermented in lagars, with intense manual pigeage to extract optimal flavour, colour and tannin prior to fortification with wine spirit. It was then matured for two years in old, large-format French oak barrels before bottling, unfined and unfiltered.

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

'Enduring Cape benchmark; touriga, tinta & souzão showing Old World restraint in 2008: almost lean for Boplaas - just 90 grams/litre sugar - but ripe mulberry fruit, violets & cloves wrapped in finest tannins ensure usual approachability plus cellar-worthiness' - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2011, 5*

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