Boplaas flies the flag for Klein Karoo at SA Muscadel Awards
28 May 2012 by Boplaas Family Vineyards
The Boplaas White Muscadel 2011 joined the luminaries at the SA Muscadel Association Enartis Awards with a well deserved gold. Boplaas's White Muscadel was the only award winner from the Klein Karoo and one of only three gold medals for White Muscadels.
As the cold fronts lash the Cape with wet weather and the rest of the country enjoys frosty white mornings, it’s time for a glass of Muscadel to warm the heart and the toes! And what better to keep the chills away than the gold medal Boplaas White Muscadel 2011. The Boplaas White Muscadel 2011 received one of only three gold medals for White Muscadel at the South African Muscadel Association and Enartis Muscadel Awards 2012.
At the informal awards ceremony on Thursday night at Noop Restaurant in Paarl, Sweepie Le Roux – patriarch of Muscadel – waxed on lyrically about the marvels of Muscadel and how we as South Africans should realize the outstanding quality, value, ageability and versatility offered by these wines. This was highlighted by each of the courses including Muscadel and the incredible 1930 Muscadel which walked away with the top accolade.
The Boplaas White Muscadel 2011 was crafted from optimally ripe, hand-harvested Muscat de Frontignan grown in the picturesque Klein Karoo hamlet of Calitzdorp. In the cellar, the Muscat is allowed a period of skin contact prior to pressing and immediate fortification to capture the full fruit essence of the varietal. The final blend consists of parcels from vineyards ranging in age from five to 35 years in age – this ensures that a level of complexity is achieved which is the hallmark of a fine Muscat and ensures its ability to age well over a decade or more.
The Nel’s of Boplaas have endeavoured to create Muscadel brimming with melon, citrus, fresh fig and hints of spice, all encased in luscious sweetness. Served well chilled this Muscadel is perfect as an aperitif or partner to spicy Indian dishes, comforting Cantonese cuisine, aromatic Thai dishes or traditional Cape fare such as bobotie with yellow rice, sultanas and sambals. Alternatively, pair this Muscadel with decadent desserts or simply enjoy along the fire side.
The Boplaas White Muscadel 2011, as well as our Hannepoot and fine Cape fortifieds are available from most fine wine retailers nationwide. For more information about this Muscadel and our range of fine fortified Muscats please visit our website at , send us an email to www.boplaas.co.za / email@example.com , give us a call on 044 213 3326 or drop in at our cellar door in Calitzdorp to taste our extensive range of wines.
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