Both Boplaas's maiden release of the Gamka Touriga Nacional / Shiraz 2012 blend and the indomitable Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2011 managed to be included in the Top 100 SA Wine awards 2014 which is a top result for this small family run winery from the heart of the Klein Karoo in Calitzdorp.
The fourth iteration of the Top 100 SA Wines with tasting panel - including Master of Wine, world renowned independent judges and expert winemakers - attracted 491 entries and for the second time Boplaas managed to secure two spots in the top one hundred wines, with the maiden release of the Boplaas Gamka Touriga Nacional / Shiraz 2012 and the benchmark Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2011.
Named in honour of the Gamka River which carves its way from the Great Karoo to the Klein Karoo and which has supplied water for the family's farming operations since the first Nel's of Boplaas settled in the quaint Klein Karoo hamlet of Calitzdorp in the mid 1800's, the maiden release of Gamka is multi-regional blend of Touriga Nacional and Shiraz. Select low-yield Touriga Nacional sites were identified in Stellenbosch and Wellington, as well as an exceptional plot of bush vine Stellenbosch Shiraz to complement the Calitzdorp Touriga Nacional. All fruit was hand harvested in the early morning hours, traditionally vinified in open top cement fermenters (lagars) and matured in large format French oak prior to blending and bottling. A mere 3400 bottles were crafted of this plush, exotic, complex and age worthy red wine.
Boplaas is synonymous with the crafting of benchmark, authentic and age worthy Cape "Port"-style fortifies from Portuguese varieties and Top 100 Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2011 continues this legacy. Crafted hand harvested fruit originating from a quartet of old vine Portuguese varieties, vinified in lagars (traditional open top cement fermenters) with intense pigeage, matured in Port pipes and expertly blended to result in a fine fortified to be enjoyed over the coming decades. The Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port is only crafted in exceptional vintages and deemed for decades of careful cellaring and enjoyment.
The Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2011 is available at R 200 p/b and the Gamka 2012 at R 175 p/b from the Boplaas cellar doors. To experience these fine Cape wines and our range of table wines, fortifieds and fine brandies visit our cellar door in Calitzdorp, as well as our tasting room along the Garden Route near Little Brak River.
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