Boplaas 2 Double Gold’s & 3 Gold’s at Veritas 2012

Boplaas Family Vineyards, in the tiny Klein Karoo hamlet of Calitzdorp, outshone many participants at the 22nd annual Veritas wine awards this past weekend amassing an impressive tally of three gold medals and two double gold medals.  This impressive result fortifies Boplaas’s position as one of the Cape’s finest producers.

At the 22nd annual Veritas wine awards held this past weekend, Boplaas Family Vineyards amassed an impressive haul of three gold medal and two double gold medals entered at South Africa’s longest running premier wine competition.  This year’s Veritas awards attracted 1 744 wines and brandies, which were judged by panels of local and international experts, with an impressive total of 58 double gold and 147 gold medals being awarded.

Boplaas’s commitment to producing the finest Cape fortifieds from traditional Portuguese varietals and the dominance of this category was once again affirmed by the Veritas gold medals for the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2007, Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve Port 1995 and Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2002.  Top-honours were taken by the impressive Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2009 and Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2010, both wines with cellaring potentials well in excess of three decades.

The Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2002 – a previous Platters’ 5 Star nominee and double gold medal winner at Veritas 2004 – was the only gold medal awarded in the Museum Class.  The Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve Port 1995 – a rare Colheita or Vintage Tawny – crafted from Calitzdorp Tinta Barocca exhibits
all the traits of a fine drier-styled Tawny Port with its golden amber hue and complex spicy palate.  A previous 5 Star Platters’ luminary and gold medal winner at the 2012 CAPPA “Port & Wine Challenge”, the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2007 capped off this year with a gold Veritas 2012.

The double gold medal awarded to the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2009 caps off its 5 Star Platters’ rating, inclusion in the SA Top 100 Wines  list of 2012 and Top 6 in the inaugural Classic Wine Cape Port tasting; while the Veritas double gold Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 topped its CAPPA Port & Wine Challenge 2012.  Both these wines were crafted from a quartet of Portuguese varietals, in true Vintage style and can be cellared with confidence in excess of three decades or more.

A limited number of cases of the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2009 & 2010 will be made available to the public from the cellar door for a limited time period; while the Boplaas Cape Tawny Reserve Port 1995 and Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2002 is exclusively available from our cellar door in Calitzdorp.

The Boplaas Tinta Chocolat 2011 – a gold medal winner at the Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 and overall top scoring wine at the CAPPA “Port & Wine Challenge” 2012 Top 10 – was awarded a silver medal; while the maiden vintage of the Boplaas Moscato Light 2012 achieved a bronze to bring Boplaas’s medal tally to seven from the eight wines entered.

The gold medal Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2007 and our entire range of table wines, Cape fortifieds, Muscats and brandies are available for tasting and purchase from our cellar door in Calitzdorp and the Cool Bay tasting room along the N2 in Groot Brak River.

For more information about us or enquires visit our webstie www.boplaas.co.za, give us a call on 044-2133326, send an email to info@boplaas.co.za, find us on Facebook or simply follow us on twitter @Boplaas1880
Wine enthusiasts interested in our older Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Ports or wines, can direct any queries to winemaker@boplaas.co.za

October 9th, 2012. Written by