Boplaas Cape Chocolate 2012 375ml
Boplaas Cape Chocolate is a superb multi award winning South African port.
Gold medal - Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2012
A stunning, rich, sweet "chocolate port". This wine is a major success for Boplaas and has been really well received by our customers too. Beautiful.
Please note it is a half bottle, 375ml
Due to a bilateral agreement between the EU and South Africa this wine is no longer permitted to be marketed as "port". It is however made from Portuguese varietals using traditional Portuguese methods and aged in Portuguese oak - just in South Africa not in Portugal!
Text from Boplaas below:
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Cultivars: Tinta Barocca (70%) Touriga Nacional (30%)
Residual Sugar: 93.6 g/l
Total Acid: 5.1 g/l
Alcohol (%): 17.38 %
Now - Next 20 years (exceptional drinking in 2 years). New trend under the young people is to drink Vintage Ports very young, but the Port can also last up to 20 years.
Once opened drink within a week.
Tinta Barocca was for 12 months in Portuguese Oak Barrels. No wood aging for the Touriga Nacional.
Harvest the grapes at 26ºB with a yield of 6 ton/ha. Young Touriga Nacional Vines planted in ’97 and Old Tinta Barocca Vines planted in ’68. The grapes were crushed and fermented in an open fermenter with punch downs 24 hours a day. The wine is than fortified at 11ºB.
This is a dark, purplish black port with flavours of dark chocolate, plum and spices. This is a full-bodied port with big ripe tannins and integrated alcohol, with a long and luscious aftertaste.
This complex Port should be accompanied by a fine selection of cheeses, cured meats, nuts and dried fruits, and fine coffee and cigars. Chocolate is sensational with the Chocolate Port, as are dried fruits and nuts.
Made in a Vintage style. The quality selection is better than Cape Vintage and almost as good as the Cape Vintage Reserve.
|Location||Calitzdorp, South Africa|
|Winery status||Small family winery|
|Grapes||Tinta Barocca & Touriga Nacional|
|Product awards||Gold medal - Michelangelo International Wine Awards|
|Sulphite level||Medium Low|