Press Release- Boschendal Bubbly is a Classic Best
Boschendal is the Classic Wine Trophy Champion in the Sparkling Wine category with their celebrated Grande Cuvée Brut 2007 vintage Cap Classique.
“Recognition from this panel of French judges for our Cap Classique is the ultimate compliment!” says delighted Boschendal bubbly winemaker, Lizelle Gerber. “Producing a copycat of champagne has never been my goal. I believe in using traditional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties to carefully construct a base wine that is given patience and time to slowly develop classic bottle fermentation characteristics in a unique expression that captures Boschendal and the vintage. It’s really a proud South African Cap Classique.”
The 14thClassic Wine Trophy was judged in Cape Town over the first week of March. This is a unique contest judged exclusively by an expert panel of French winemakers, consultants, writers and journalists. Their careful scrutiny of each category adjudicates South African wines according to classic quality criteria including elegance, balance, finesse and potential.
Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2007 is the ‘golden child’ of the Boschendal portfolio with a string of prestigious awards since its release, amongst these are:
Best Vintage Cap Classique at the Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge 2011
Veritas Double Gold in 2011
Wine makers Choice Diamond Award
John Platter 2012 4½ Star Rating
“This Classic Wine Trophy is a tremendous honour, “says Marketing Manager Brad Gold. “Boschendal Cap Classique is a true classic in every sense yet it’s alive with charisma and character that is contemporary and exciting.”
Expect a deliciously rich and creamy bubbly with a gentle cascade of graceful bubbles that explode with plenty of yellow and green apple fruit, roast nuts and almond biscotti supported by citrus fruit intricacy and a discreet minerality that freshens up beautifully to a balanced seamless finish.
Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2007 is available from national liquor retail outlets at an average retail price of R105.00.