Bosman Wines
De Royan Newsletter Autumn 2014 
De Royan Newsletter Autumn 2014 
 
In 1699 Phillip De Royan was the first owner of a piece of untamed land, today known as Lelienfontein, the home of Bosman Family Vineyards.

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HARVEST REPORT 2014

For viticulturists harvest report suggests conditions leading up to harvest. For winemakers it only becomes evident in the wines we make which takes a little bit longer to determine. In general we experienced a very good winter with sufficient cold weather and higher than average rainfall. September 2013 was quite cold, and bud burst was generally 7 to 10 days later than normal.

We started harvesting 2 weeks later than last year, but nearing the end of harvest, we have made up the time difference. The early white varieties show a beautiful freshness and excellent analysis. The early reds also came in to the cellar at moderate sugar levels, but at a lovely ripeness. This season has been interesting in terms of gauging ripeness. Some reds showed it earlier, others at riper levels than usual. Truth be told –if you were making wine from a recipe this year, you would have some difficulty in executing it.

This winemaker still staying cautiously happy with the outcome of harvest 2014.

WELLINGTON HARVEST FESTIVAL Report 2014
A great weekend enjoyed by all who attended the Wellington Wine Route Harvest Festival. This year the format changed slightly with 3 centralised venues being utilised for festival goers. The “New Fashioned Boere Bazaar” hosted by Diemersfontein; “Wilder as die Wildtuin” was held at Welbedacht and “Top Chilling” at Bosman Family Vineyards. The next regional festival in Wellington will be the Fork & Cork Festival on 13 September 2014.

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WELLINGTON HARVEST FESTIVAL Report 2014
BOSMAN FAMILY WINE CLUB OFFERING

This offering applies only to members of the
Bosman Family Wine Club

Autumn seasonal selection

6 X De Bos Unwooded Chardonnay
3 X Bosman Optenhorst Chenin Blanc
3 X Bosman Pinotage

Usual price 12 bottles R1248
Seasonal selection price 12 bottles R1100
pinot gris
Click here to place your order and we will contact you shortly.
BOSMAN GOURMET TOUR
BOSMAN GOURMET TOUR

Our gourmet dinner & wine tasting evenings at a avenue near you will be part of the Bosman Gourmet Tour. The following events are still awaiting us in 2014:

13 August 2014
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek

It’s Women’s Month in August and the 13th sees South Africa’s top female chef, Margot Janse from The Tasting Room, reunited with Reuben, her former colleague, for a nostalgic evening of the very finest food and wine. A Top Ten chef for many years, Margot specialises in unusual South African flavours and ingredients, and her dishes are sure to be an appetising surprise for all. Partnering Margot on the wine-side will be our very own, Corlea Fourie who will be bringing her handcrafted wines to the table.

Watch this space for further gourmet dinner & wine tasting evenings soon to be confirmed near you.

Download invitation, click here.

BOSMAN NEAR YOU
BOSMAN NEAR YOU

10 May 2014
The Wine Show Johannesburg
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

10-11 July 2014
The Juliet Cullinan Wine Show, Johannesburg
Venue: Summer Place, Johannesburg

31 July - 2 August 2014
The Wine Show Port Elizabeth
Venue: Boardwalk Convention Centre

31 July – 1 August 2014
Winex Bloemfontein
Venue: Leopards and Lace, Bloemfontein

8-10 August 2014
Hermanus Food & Wine Festival
Venue: The Wine Village, Hermanus

27-29 August 2014
The Mercury Wine Show, Durban
Venue: Suncoast Casino, Durban

4-6 September 2014
Soweto Wine festival

Venue: University of Johannesburg, Soweto campus

EPILOGUE

Winter is knocking on the doorstep, time to hibernate. Keep warm curled up in front of the fireplace with family and friends and good bottle of red. To snuggling up!

 
Carla Bosman  
Warm regards
Carla Bosman
Email: carla@bosmanwines.com

Bosman Family Vineyards
Tel: (021) 873 3170
Website: www.bosmanwines.com
 
 
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