When it comes to Cape Portuguese red wines and the Cape Ports, Boplaas Family Vineyards is a true champion.
Over the last 10 years Boplaas excelled with their Cape Portuguese red wines. And small wonder: winemaker Margaux Nel specialisation – during her Master’s degree in viticulture – was in the use of Touriga Nacional in the production of red table wines and Cape Port.
Boplaas is synonymous with and world famous for the quality of its Cape fortified wines – these fortifieds are produced from Portuguese varietals and according to the traditional Portuguese methods perfected all those centuries ago in the Douro Valley. Our aim is to craft fine Cape fortified as stylistically correct as possible, but with that unique Cape twist – hence the utilization of Portuguese varietals, observing similar maturation regimes, meticulous blending and crafting wines for extended cellaring.
Wines from Boplaas that deserve special mention is the Boplaas Touriga Nacional Family Reserve 2012. The beautiful deep coloured red wine with flavours of violets, blackberries and rich ripe tannins was included in the list of SA Top 100 wines, awarded a gold medal at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards and also secured a place as one of South Africa’s Top 10 Red Table Wines at the Cape Port & Wine Challenge for 2015.
The Boplaas Gamka Cape Portuguese Red Blend 2012, the flagship red wine from Boplaas (a blend of Touriga Nacional and Shiraz) received a double gold medal at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards, is also one of SA’s Top 100 Wines and earned a highly respectable 16,5 points from wine critic and Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson.
The Boplaas Gamka 2013 received 91 points from wine critic, Master of Wine, Tim Atkins.
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