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Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay
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Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2017

Coastal Region, South AfricaThe 1685 refers to the Boschendal start date making it one of the oldest and grandest Cape estates. The fruit here is a selection of grapes from Stellenbosch, Elgin and the Boschendal farm proper in Franschhoek. The fermentation is done in 30 percent stainless and 70 percent French oak (only 12 percent new) before it spends ten months on its lees that are stirred regularly. The style is creamy and bright in what is a sort of Euro-style New World chardonnay. Green apple cinnamon, pineapple and honey walk a delicate citrus path before a ripe, warming backend. Ready to drink and best with richer seafood dishes from salmon to crab to lobster.Tasted: 02 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 19.99 BCLS Producer: Boschendal Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 594804UPC: 6001660003824