59% Shiraz, 21% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault, 5% Grenache Noir, 3% Primitivo, 2% Nero d’Avola from the Western Cape, South Africa; all grapes are vinified separately and aged in both new American oak, and 2-5 fill French Oak, then blended just before bottling, varies greatly from vintage to vintage; full bodied, meaty on the nose, with rich red raspberry and ripe red cherry, big beautiful grape tannins upfront, layers of black cherry and baking spices, with tart blackberry and smooth oaky tannins on the finish. Opens very well and stands up in the glass for over an hour. Very balanced. Org, Sust, Solar Powered, Employees receive % ownership of business and land
Steeped in history and tradition, the 8th generation Bosman Family Vineyards is one of South Africa’s oldest and most established wineries. The rich history of Bosman Family Vineyards is a testament to the family’s commitment to people, the land, and of course, the art of wine-making.
Situated in the shadow of the Limiet Mountains near Wellington in the Western Cape, Bosman Family Vineyards continues to build upon a proud family legacy. Producing exceptional quality, hand-crafted wines from specially selected vineyards from their farms in Wellington, Hermon & Hermanus epitomizing their distinct values and the extraordinary place they call home.
The Lelienfontein Estate, originally issued to French Huguenot, Philip de Royan in 1699 by then-Governor, Willem Adriaan van der Stel, was settled by the first generation of the family in 1798. The family’s first ancestor, Hermanus Bosman, was a sieketrooster (caregiver) who worked in the Cape and played a central role in community development and social upliftment. Bosman lived by the motto of the family crest: ‘faith, hope and love.’ His progressive thinking, desire to help his fellow man, and deep respect for the harmony of nature informed everything he did, and shaped the both the future of the farm and the generations who followed.
The Lelienfontein Estate produced wine up until 1957, when the family turned their focus to their vine nursery. In 2007, the Bosmans returned to the long-held family tradition and released the first wines from their newly renovated 260-year-old cellar. Today, the descendants of Hermanus Bosman are proud custodians of both his land and his legacy, devoted to responsible, handcrafted winemaking.