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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

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£9.00

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

pH: 3.72

Total Acid: 5.1 g/l

Alcohol (%): 17.38 %

Maturation Potential:

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.

Wood Aging:

Tinta Barocca was for 12 months in Portuguese Oak Barrels. No wood aging for the Touriga Nacional.

Vinification

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Food suggestions:

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.

Winemaker’s notes:

Made in a Vintage style. The quality selection is better than Cape Vintage and almost as good as the Cape Vintage Reserve.

More Information
Location Calitzdorp, South Africa
Winery Boplaas
Winery status Small family winery
Winemaker Carel Nel
Annual production Tiny
Grapes Tinta Barocca & Touriga Nacional
Product awards Gold medal - Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Gold Medals
Style Sweet, chocolate
ABV 18
Bottle Size 375ml
Vintage 2012
Percentage score 91
Sulphite level Medium Low
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