“Boschendal Grand Cuvee Brut holds aromas of fresh green apple and hints of citrus supported by discreet almond biscotti and brioche typical to classic bottle-fermented sparkling wine style. Extended lees contact gives a full and creamy mouthfeel with elegant minerality, good balance and a seamless finish.
The grapes were harvested early at lower sugar levels to achieve the bracing freshness required for the making of base wine for a classic Méthode Cap Classique. Grapes were handpicked in the cool dawn and placed in small lug boxes to ensure the fruit was not damaged during transportation to the cellar. Grapes were then whole-bunch pressed separately. Only premium quality juice was used, which means that only the first 500 litres per ton were extracted for this beautiful wine.
Effervescents du Monde 2012 – Silver Medal
Veritas Wine Awards 2012 – Bronze Medal
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 – Bronze Medal
International Wine Challenge 2012 – Bronze Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 – Bronze Medal
Top 100 SA Wines 2012 – Status
Veritas Awards 2011 – Double Gold
Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge 2011 – Best Vintage
International Wine Challenge 2011 – Silver Medal
Classic Wine Trophy 2011: Sparkling Wines – Silver Medal
John Platter 2010 – 4 stars
Monde Selection Belgium 2010 – Gold
Wineland magazine’s Watterwyn – 4½ star MCC amongst the top performing wines of 2010″
Boschendal Grand Cuvee Brut