Boplaas Gamka Reserve 2013

Tasting Notes

Owner, Carel Nel's personal blend crafted from a trio of low yielding old vine Portuguese varietals & rounded out with fulsome Shiraz. This second vintage continues the course set by the trailblazing maiden vintage of showcasing the very best of the Cape's rare Portuguese varietals in a wine with class, elegance and longevity. Bright garnet red wine billowing from the glass with a melange of black hedgerow fruits, tart cranberry, ripe plum, damson fruit and heady notes of exotic All-spice, citrus rind, violet, vanilla pod, charcuterie and fynbos. Tart cranberry, kirsch and black hedgerow fruits combine with piquant spice, sweet vanilla; hints of liquorice and fatty charcuterie and bacon fat rounding out the wine. This wine only reveals its true underpinnings with time in the glass and tempts one to return for more. Confidently cellar for the next half decade or more.

Food suggestions

Gamka is best accompanied with hearty country fare, venison, mature cheese and charcuterie to fully enjoy this fine table wine.

Boplaas Ring of Rocks 2013

Tasting Notes

Luminous maroon with purple centre, brimming with a combination of ripe black plums, red cherry, bramble jam, black and red hedgerow fruits, black olive tapenade, fynbos and undercurrents of crushed coco nib. mint thins and wood spice.
The bouquet is slightly shy and tannins, although fine are as yet still grippy, indicating that a few years of careful cellaring or decanting in its youth is advisable.

Food suggestions

A perfect partner to hearty country face - roast rack of spring lamb with roast root vegetables, springbok pie, beef Wellington, char-grilled sirloin with Hollandaise & shoestring fries or a waterblommetjie bredie; generous Italian country cuisine; fine mature cheese and charcuterie or simply enjoyed in good company. In warmer climes this wine can be enjoyed lightly chilled & decanting is advised.

Boplaas Tinta Chocolat (Tinta Barocca) 2014

Tasting Notes

Dark crimson coloured wine with a bright purple rim. Ripe plum, sweet black cherry, charred oak, mocha and cocoa flavours leap forth from the glass, while the opulent palate is a combination of juicy black plum, cherry, sweet bramble, roast coffee beans, dark chocolate and spice notes. Highly aromatic and flavour some, the wine is well-balanced, displaying deft oaking and is exceptional drinkable.

Food suggestions

Tinta Barocca originates from the "wild" Douro valley and the Boplaas Tinta Chocolat is a perfect companion to full-flavoured dishes - such as ostrich fillet, springbok pie, home-made beef burger topped with caramelized onions and mature cheese, vegetable lasagne, hearty tomato bases pasta dishes or your favourite pizza. Alternatively enjoy a glass of Tinta Chocolat as an aperitif with friends or whenever the mood prevails. For best results decant prior to serving at room temperature (16 - 18 C) or slightly chilled in warmer climate.

Boplaas Stoepsit Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The Stoepsit Sauvignon Blanc from Boplaas Family Vineyards delivers typical tropical fruit aromas with a zesty edge of citrus-scented notes. Fragrant lemongrass and sparkling lime aromas greet you on the nose, providing the initial enticement to take a refreshing sip. The palate displays a pleasing weight and body, ushering in a flamboyant expression of tangy and crisp lime notes. The Stoepsit Sauvignon Blanc presents a compelling invitation to take a refreshing sip and enjoy a moment of respite. The Boplaas Stoepsit Sauvignon Blanc is best served chilled and is an ideal match to grilled Kabeljou.

Food suggestions

The tropical fruit mélange of flavours of this Sauvignon is best paired with grilled Kabeljou and thick home-style chips, alternatively serve this wine well chilled as an aperitif or accompaniment any time!

Boplaas Cape Portuguese White Blend 2015

Tasting Notes

This aromatic light bodied wine with its combination of tropical fruit flavours, citrus, yellow pear, granny smith apple, lemon grass and crisp acidity; make an ideal aperitif or partner to fresh seafood - grilled cob, deep-fried calamari or a generous paella; aromatic Asian dishes; a Sunday roast chicken; grilled peri-peri chicken or causal al fresco dining.

Food Suggestions

Crisp, refreshing light bodied dry white wine, ideally paired with fresh seafood, light summer fare or serve well chilled as the ideal aperitif for canapés. Enjoy chilled, in good company and enjoying another glorious African sunset.