THE LIBATIOUS GEM

Elle Decoration (South Africa) - - TRAVEL -

BOSJES, Breede Val­ley This fam­ily-owned farm at the base of the Waai­hoek Moun­tains made a big im­pres­sion when it opened last year, thanks in large part to its glass-walled chapel, whose cur­va­ceous roof is an ar­chi­tec­tural marvel and one of the first things you see as you en­ter the es­tate. Com­pris­ing lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tion, hik­ing trails, a tea gar­den, bistro-style restau­rant and Delft-in­spired tiled wall mu­ral by artists Michael Chan­dler and

Lu­cie de Moyen­court, the farm is a unique des­ti­na­tion off the beaten track. Now BOSJES has added to its al­ready im­pres­sive of­fer­ing with a range of house wines cre­ated by Cape Wine Mas­ter Al­lan Mullins.

‘I wanted to cre­ate wines that were typ­i­cal of the Breedek­loof,’ says Mullins, who vis­ited cel­lars across the val­ley to source cul­ti­vars. The re­sult is six ex­cep­tional wines, each with its own distinct flavour pro­file. There are the two house blends, which con­sist of a Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon­based red and a Chenin Blanc-based white, and four sin­gle-cul­ti­var wines that show­case the qual­ity of wine­mak­ing in the val­ley. From the Chenin Blanc and Sau­vi­gnon Blanc to the Pino­tage and Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, ‘these are ap­proach­able wines made for easy en­joy­ment,’ says Mullins. BOSJES wines are only avail­able on the es­tate, and can also be en­joyed by the bot­tle or glass at the BOSJES Kom­buis restau­rant. bosjes.co.za

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