About the wine
This Shiraz Cabernet is full of dark red fruits, especially cherry, with subtle spice notes on the nose. Delicate oaking adds complexity but allows the fruit to express itself, resulting in a fruit-forward wine. The wine tastes of cherry and spice from the Shiraz with structure coming from the Cabernet Sauvignon. A soft, approachable style that is intense but not over the top. All in all, it is well balanced with a juicy centre.
About the winemaker
Award winning Boschendal lies half way between the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains, just 40 minutes outside of Cape Town. As recently as five years ago, Boschendal was in a state of ruin and disrepair with fewer than 50 employees. Five years later with the help of committed investment, Boschendal is revitalising. The company now employs 550 workers; they have planted 600,000 fruit trees (plums, pears, citrus and olives); they have started an ambitious project to regenerate soil health. Their aim is to farm ethically by improving their soil ecology and providing dignified employment that develops the potential of each person. Their core aim is to make Boschendal a place of ecological and social justice for the land, its workers and their communities.