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Boreas 2020

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    Stunning Bordeaux blend from an award-winning biodynamic estate
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    • Waterkloof

    Boreas 2020

      • Coastal Region, South Africa

      £29.50

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      • Style: Red
        ABV:
        14.0%
        Grape varieties: 51% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 14% Petiti Verdot
        Closure type: Cork
        Vol: 75 cL
        • Vegetarian
        • Vegan
        • Biodynamic

        Description

        Stunning Bordeaux blend from an award-winning biodynamic estate

        Background

        Founded by Paul Boutinot in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned farm using organic practices, indeed is a WWF Conservation Champion. The farm is perched high up on the windswept Schapenberg, overlooking False Bay and The Atlantic Ocean. Living soils, naturally low yields and a long growing season help provide talented Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard with naturally balanced grapes that are imbued with a truly defining sense of origin. Those grapes are then transformed into wine with a minimum of intervention. The resulting wines are fine, inimitable and best enjoyed with food.

        Tasting notes

        Sublimely complex aromas of redcurrant, plum and red cherry with cedary spice and a hint of pencil shaving. The predominance of Cabernet Franc gives a wine of subtlety and elegance with lifted berry fruit and a supple, finely structured mid palate. Firm yet fine tannins frame the spicy, ethereal finish.

        Winemaking

        A selection of grapes from across the estate's best blocks of Bordeaux varieties grown at an altitude of 240-250m. Average yield 17 hl/ha. Hand-picked and hand-sorted grapes were whole bunch pressed (other than Cabernet Sauvignon) and naturally fermented in old, open-top, French oak foudres. Gentle maceration with foot treading and manual punch-downs. Ageing took place in French oak barriques and 9,000 ltr old oak foudres for 27 months. No fining, minimal filtration, no additions other than sulphur. 13,390 bottles 2020 produced.

        Food pairings

        Decant for 2 hours before serving with classic meat dishes.

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