Boschendal Wines

WHY OUR JEAN LE LONG SHOULD BE YOUR SIGNATURE HOLIDAY MCC

With the festive season around the corner, now is the perfect time to select a signature MCC for the holidays. Our Jean le Long prestige MCC is the ideal vintage for any celebratory soiree, with an elegance and complexity that only time can produce. In fact, this award-winning wine takes 15 years to make and mature.

Named after the man who founded Boschendal 333 years ago, the Jean le Long is a testament to the fact that quality craftsmanship cannot be rushed. It spends five years maturing on the lees before being bottled and matured for a further ten. The result is a fine flourish of fizz, with complex citrus flavours and a delightful depth.

A favourite with our MCC and white winemaker, Lizelle Gerber, the wine’s fizz comes from the addition of the ‘liqueur de tirage’ (yeast) during its second fermentation, which catalyses the magic of the MCC bubble. For Lizelle, it’s the perfect wine to toast with, making it her go-to for the festive period.