Boschendal Rachel’s Chenin Blanc – Case of 3
Exotic mango, apricot and honey aromas.
The palate has a core of tropical fruit flavours with hints of nuts and honey.
Serve with fish stew and fresh herbs or other sea food based dishes.
The grapes used in this wine were picked from 28-year-old bush vine vineyards with low yields and good quality fruit. The moisture stress in the vineyard resulted in tiny berries, allowing for concentrated flavours in the wine. The grapes were sourced from an area renowned for top quality Chenin. Most of these vineyards were established on Clovelly and Avalon soils. A beautiful fruit core of elegant peach-infused citrus characteristics with a hint of honey-glazed nuts. A well-balanced, full-bodied wine with a long, lingering finish.
Storage Instructions: Best stored in a cool dark place.
Serving Recommendation: Serve chilled.
Country of origin: South Africa
Alcohol Content: 13.5% Vol
Type: White Wine
Dominant Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Region Produced In: Franschhoek Valley
Varietal Composition: Chenin Blanc 100%
Boschendal – A winemaking heritage going back to the 17th Century
Few places in the world can claim to have all a wine lover could desire. Boschendal Winery is one such unique destination. Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, this magnificent winery is situated in the picturesque Groot Drakenstein Valley, at the gateway to Franschhoek. A veritable feast for the senses, Boschendal lays claim to a proud winemaking tradition stretching back to the late 17th century. From award winning wines, to fine dining and exquisite grounds, this world class estate seamlessly blends its rich past with a tireless commitment to constant innovation.
- Boschendal, literally “Bossendaal” (wood and dale) farm, is one of the oldest wine producers in the New World
- The French Huguenot, Jean Le Long was granted the land in 1685, after escaping France’s religious persecution.
- In 1715 the property was purchased by fellow Huguenots, the De Villiers brothers.
- The elegant Manor House, an outstanding example of Cape Dutch architecture, was built in 1812.
- After remaining in the De Villiers family for 164 years, the farm was sold to a Dutch farmer, D J Retief. After the disastrous phylloxera plague of 1896 destroyed the vineyards in the area, Prime Minister of the Cape Colony and South African visionary, Cecil John Rhodes, purchased the property in partnership with De Beers and set about restoring it to its former glory.
Boschendal is ideally situated for the cultivation of quality grapes. Comprised of around 2250 hectares, stretching for six kilometres along the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein Mountain to the slopes of Simonsberg Mountain, the size and position of our vineyards allows a variety of cultivars to flourish Our vineyards are situated on different soils and at various altitudes, from the valley floor to 350 metres above sea level, allowing for a variety of styles. Particular care is taken to earmark individual blocks for specific styles. The cool growing conditions produce elegant wines, relatively low in sugar, yet bursting with ripe fruit flavours.
We are committed to ensuring that a sustainable environmental and agricultural equilibrium is maintained. Boschendal is home to pristine tracts of indigenous fynbos, part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Through sound agricultural practices in the vineyard and a minimalist approach in the cellar, Boschendal has taken active steps to protect its unique natural diversity. Our goal is to ensure that human wellbeing, environmental health and economic viability can co-exist in harmony.