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Bosman 'Upper Hemel & Aarde' Chardonnay 2018

Chardonnay Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2017
  • ABV: 13,9%
  • Origin: Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley/South Africa
  • Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Description

The Bosman family have a history of growing wine in the Bovlei of Wellington, dating back to 1810. Through eight generations they have worked hard to create a better life for all who live and work on the farm, rising to challenges and finding solutions, often in the unexpected. Wine is made in their historic 260 year old cellar, but their approach is progressive and innovative: a plant improvement unit ensures that Bosman remains at the forefront of the development of new, clean plant material and varietals; while their vine nursery ensures a continuous supply of healthy rootstock and vines. Their business model is both holistic and inclusive, fostering self-worth and investing in the potential of everyone.

Because Chardonnay is the most diverse and most planted white wine grape in the world. The smell of vanilla, butter and crème brûlée are all attributes of the subtle French oak-aging. However, the texture that our Chardonnay has can be described as creamy, smooth and waxy. This is due to a special kind of fermentation called Malolactic Fermentation, resulting in a softer acidity and fruit flavours with a buttery mouthfeel.

Lovely mealy richness to this aromatically, buttery Brazil  nut and a balance between the pear and butterscotch ripeness and oak, and the freshness of the cooler site. Lovely acid balance into a dry, long, finish.

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