Bosman Family Vineyards Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2015
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Bosman Family Vineyards Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2016

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Palate: Beautiful restrain mouth feel. Finishes with lively, mineral accent.
Nose: A melange of apricots nectarines, grapefruit rind, honey and almond brittle.
Colour: Pale straw with vibrant golden rim.
Winemaking: Whole bunch pressed on arrival at cellar. Settled overnight with clear juice drawn off in the morning. Barrel fermented and matured in Louis Latour French 2281 casks. Fully natural fermented. Maturation for 6 monts partly in concrete, partly in oak with regular stirring to facilitate integration.

The Optenhurst vineyard in Wellington is the third oldest block of Chenin Blanc in South Africa, planted in 1952. Production is a mere 266 cases

The first generation of the Bosman family settled on the farm in 1798. The Lelienfontein Estate produced wine until 1957, when the family turned their focus to their vine nursery. In 2007, the Bosmans returned to winemaking and released the first wines from the renovated 260-year-old
cellar. In 2008, a landmark joint venture between Bosman Family Vineyards and the Adama Workers Trust saw the formation of the biggest Black Economic Empowerment deal in the South African wine industry to date, with eligible workers receiving co-ownership of 430ha of farming land. Many of the 260 full-time workers on the estate are from 5th generation families who together own 26% of the business. In 2009, the Bosmans’ ethical and sustainable methods of producing and trading their wine received official Fairtrade certification. In 2015 the wine farm was the runner-up for Ethical Company of the Year at The Drinks Business Green Business Awards. 

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