Country South Africa
Region Coastal Region
Grape 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size 75cl
Case Size 6 Bottels/Pack
The 1685 range is presented in a unique curvaceous bottle inspired by the traditional bottle design used through the ages and commemorates the year of the original title deeds. These wines express the style and class that is particular to their estate and coastal surrounds, with special focus on purity of fruit lavished with measured modern wine making for depth, breadth and balance.
Dark ruby with a vibrant pink rim. Generous red fruit with hints of cassias and pepper on the nose. Sumptuous entry with concentrated mulberry, fleshy plum fruit and white pepper well integrated with oak spice intrigue to the long succulent fruity finish. Soft ripe tannins give fullness and richness to the wine making it exceptionally easy to drink, whilst still retaining structure to support years in the bottle.
Given their exceptional winemaking heritage of almost 300 years, the Boschendal cellar masters meticulously balance rustic tradition and modern innovation to produce classic, fruity wines while upholding the ecological integrity that has become synonymous with their brand.
Each wine range is carefully crafted to deliver ultimate drinking pleasure, with dedicated red and white winemakers in separate cellars for focused expertise.
Selected vineyards on predominantly granite soils from cool coastal regions. Meticulous canopy management was followed including shoot thinning to increase sunlight penetration. Careful tipping of the shoots began at the end of January to build up the concentration of nutrients in the berries. Small, uneven bunches were removed two weeks before harvesting.
Stephan Joubert, viticulturist at Boschendal – a forward-looking iconic Stellenbosch wine estate - says he believes that the making of award-winning wine begins with sustainable farming in the vineyards. “Our winemaking team applies a sustainable approach to each aspect of the winemaking process, from the attentive use of cover crops to protect the vineyards to increased energy efficiency in the cellar using solar power. These measures ensure that the unique influence of natural terroir can be tasted in each glass of premium wine”
Boschendal was recently awarded the WWF Conservation Champion status, presented to South African wine farms that are committed to addressing environmental concerns and meet a set of rigorous conservation criteria. These include demonstration of exceptional environmental commitment and leadership, and a comprehensive eco-friendly management plan with detailed targets to encourage continuous improvement.