If your budget doesn't stretch very far, you'll be much better served by a R60 bottle of Chenin Blanc than by Sauvignon Blanc at the same price. Bosman Family Vineyards have a little gem of a Chenin at precisely that price in the form of Bo-Vallei 2016 from a mixture of old and younger vineyards planted in the valley on the outskirts of Wellington towards Bain's Kloof. Unoaked, the nose has a very attractive floral top note before pear and white peach while the palate shows concentrated fruit and zippy acidity with a nice pithiness to the finish. Delicious.
The components of this wine are from different sites in the Bovlei Valley. From young fruit driven vineyards to older vineyards in which elegance is expressed. The wine is kept on its lees and stirred to produce a wine with an intense, luscious palate and complex integrated nose. The wine is kept on its lees and stirred to produce a wine with an intense, luscious palate and complex integrated nose.�
The first generation of the Bosman family settled on the farm in 1798. The Lelienfontein Estate produced wine until 1957, when the family turned their focus to their vine nursery. In 2007, the Bosmans returned to winemaking and released the first wines from the renovated 260-year-old cellar. In 2008, a landmark joint venture between Bosman Family Vineyards and the Adama Workers Trust saw the formation of the biggest Black Economic Empowerment deal in the South African wine industry to date, with eligible workers receiving co-ownership of 430ha of farming land. Many of the 260 full-time workers on the estate are from 5th generation families who together own 26% of the business. In 2009, the Bosmans� ethical and sustainable methods of producing and trading their wine received official Fairtrade certification. In 2015 the wine farm was the runner-up for Ethical Company of the Year at The Drinks Business Green Business Awards.