When you think of the houses of the towns dotted along the Route 62 and beyond, one striking attribute that all share in common is the presence of a “stoep” or wrap-around patio. These “stoeps” serve as gathering places for friends, family and passers-by where stories are told, problem are solved and where you can take refuge from the day’s toil.
To celebrate Boplaas’s patriarch Ouma Roeline’s 90th vintage, her love of Sauvignon Blanc, the innumerable afternoons she’s entertained friends and family on her “stoep” and the joy this has brought her, it is only apt that from this vintage the Boplaas Sauvignon Blanc will be henceforth be bottled as the Boplaas Stoepsit Sauvignon Blanc.
The first Sauvingon Blanc crafted at Boplaas was in 1982 and since then Roeline’s son, Carel Nel, has each vintage attempted to craft the ideal “stoep” companion for his mother and her friends. Along the line, Boplaas were the first to craft Sauvignon from high up in the Outeniqua range at Ruiterbosch; experimenting with the Blanc Fumé wine style; crafting site specific Sauvignon’s from exceptional coastal vineyards and have also managed to craft back-to-back South African National Young Wine Show Champion Sauvignon Blanc in 2009 and 2010.
The Boplaas Stoepsit 2013 is an entirely affable Sauvignon with its zippy citrus, tropical fruit flavours and low alcohol level making it the ideal partner to light fare, canapés, lazy sunny afternoon gatherings on the “stoep” or simply sipped on its own while enjoying another glorious African sunset. The Stoepsit Sauvignon 2013 is available from the Boplaas cellar door in Calitzdorp and the Cool Bay tasting room in Groot Brak River just off the N2 near Mossel Bay, for a pocket pleasing R35 per bottle.
For more information about the Boplaas range of table wines, award winning Cape fortifieds and brandy please visit www.boplaas.co.za; give us a call on 044-2133326, send us a mail firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us @Boplaas1880 or simply come visit us at our cellar door in Calitzdorp.
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