Boschendal unveils appellation series of Elgin wines

Wednesday, 23 October, 2013
Boschendal Wines has launched a new portfolio of limited production Appellation Series wines which express Elgin’s distinctive cool climate and focus on purity of fruit and ageing potential.
Elgin became a prominent wine region around 2 years ago and consistently produces wines with elegance and finesse. Most have good minerality and can age well whilst offering a purity of fruit without jammy flavours. It is indeed the complete package.

The Appellation Series, which features a crest honouring Jean le Long the first title holder of the Boschendal farm in 1685, consists of the Elgin Pinot Noir, Elgin Chardonnay and Elgin Sauvignon Blanc which winemaker Lizelle Gerber describes as fresh and elegant, with mineral undertones.

The Appellation Series features Boschendal’s first stand-alone Pinot Noir. “Pinot Noir is a very difficult variety and we have been working on it since 2008. We have released this Pinot Noir because we are very happy with the quality, and it also fits perfectly into our new Elgin range of wines,” says Gerber.“The Pinot Noir will be produced in limited amounts, with a serious focus on quality.”

The Appellation Series has already started garnering awards with the Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2012 awarded a Gold medal at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards of South Africa 2013. “Elgin could become known as the ‘best’ wine region in South Africa and recognised as such by international wine buyers,” says Jacques Roux, marketing director for DGB, the parent company of Boschendal Wines.

The approximately 250 cases of each varietal in the Appellation Series will be available at premium restaurants and select retail outlets and can also be purchased directly from the Boschendal cellar door for R195 each per bottle. For more information visit or call 021 870 4200. Follow Boschendal on Twitter @BoschendalWines or like their Facebook /Boschendal Wines fan page.