Boplaas Cape Ruby
4 Stars Platter Wine Guide 2017
Best Cape Ruby Port @ Cape Port & Wine Challenge 2017
This wine is superb! It is very smooth with balanced integrated acidity - something you never find in the vast majority of ruby ports available in the UK. Most port producers in Portugal use the "ruby" classification to sell off their bulk wine, as the port houses tend to be big volume producers. It's great to get "ports" made by Carel Nel and his family in South Africa where they are handmade with passion and flare!
This wine sells out for us every Christmas. Indeed all the Boplaas ports will be in high demand as they blow the socks off their Portuguese counterparts on quality and value for money.
Text from Boplaas website:
Boplaas Cape Ports wines are crafted much the same way as the lauded Ports of the Douro Valley – utilizing full-ripe Portuguese varietals fermented in traditional open fermenters, known as lagares, with intense manual pigeage; fortifying at the correct moment with the finest grape spirit and maturing in barrel for the appropriate length of time according to the style, prior to meticulous blending and bottling lightly filtered to ensure the very best wine for your enjoyment.
Select Touriga Nacional and Tinta Barocca is hand harvested, fermented and fortified in small lagares, barrel matured in large seasoned oak barrels for a period of at least 12 months, to craft this fruit forward style of Cape Ruby
Bright red-purple coloured wine with crimson tinge at the rim; while the bouquet abounds with ripe plum, black hedgerow fruits, kirsch, sweet apricot, subtle spice and hints of fynbos. The palate is full of sweet plum, kirsch, prune and black berry flavours with mulling spices and smooth tannins. This wine exhibits a deft balance between ripe fruit flavours, supple tannins, spice and hints of oak that make it such a versatile, approachable and enjoyable style of Cape Ports
|Location||Calitzdorp, South Africa|
|Winery status||Small family winery|
|Grapes||Tinta Barocca; Touriga Nacional; Souzao|
|Product awards||4 Stars Platter Wine Guide 2017; Best Cape Ruby Port @ Cape Port & Wine Challenge 2017|
|Style||Rich & Sweet|
|Sulphite level||Medium Low|