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About Bon Cap Organic Wine Cellar


The Ruins Pinotage

Seven generations of the family have lived on this farm. Growing grapes since the late 1920's Bon Cap Organic Wine Cellar produced its first wines in 2002, the same year the farm received full organic status.


The first part of the winery was formerly a tractor shed; they added open cement fermenters, a cooling system, pumps, stainless steel tanks, barrels and premium quality grapes. Even with these changes, they could barely cope with a capacity of 80 tons in 2002. As a result the newly rebuilt winery was added in 2003, now there is enough capacity to handle 450 tons. The latest addition is a dry storage room, a laboratory and an ageing room for bottled wines. Despite the modern cellar, The family still believe's in the traditional 'hands-on' approach, "we harvest before dusk and the grapes are destemmed and fermented as whole berries."


The family is not only dedicated to the production of excellent quality wines but also to offering it at affordable prices. They believe in a personal business relationship approach when dealing with the clients and international agents.


Organic philosophy:


Sustainable farming is a worldwide concern among people who care about the health of their families and the environment. One solution to the problem is organic farming. Organic crops are grown in harmony with nature and strict international regulations prohibit the use of any chemical products such as pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, weed killers, etc.


Bon Cap has been farming organically for years; from the start we could see the benefit to the soil. In 1999, Bon Cap decided to apply for international certification and received full organic status from SGS in 2002. When buying produce that claims to be organic, ensure that it has organic certification by looking for the organic logo and registration number on the product. Certification guarantees that the farm and products are monitored and audited by the certifying companies on an annual basis.



Wines

Bon Cap



Bon Cap Cabernet Sauvignon

Bon Cap Cabernet Sauvignon


Colour: red

Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes: Tasting note: Deep intense ruby colour. Prominent spice & flinty flavours on the nose, backed by black fruit and fresh minty undertones. Full-bodied with a good integration of wood. Will age beautifully.

Analysis:
alc/vol:13.89%
Acidity: 6.1 grams/liter
pH: 3.65
Rs: 3.6 grams/liter Barel Maturation : Matured in 80% French oak & 20% American oak barrels for 10 months.



Bon Cap Chardonnay

Bon Cap Chardonnay


Colour: White

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Tasting note: This Chardonnay was produced from a very young single vineyard with clone 548-a low yielding small bunch highly concentrated Chardonnay clone-this helps to balance with the new oak-the wine displays a creamy citrus and lime nose with dried peach and apricot as well as dried white pear and apple rings that follows onto a fresh creamy mouth filling palate very well integrated with the oak component.

Analysis:
alc/vol:14%
Acidity: 6.6 grams/liter
pH: 3.45
Rs: 3.2 grams/liter

Barel Maturation : Wine matured in new 300 l French oak barrels.



Bon Cap Pinotage

Bon Cap Pinotage


Colour: red

Grapes: 100% Pinotage

Tasting note: This medium-full bodied Pinotage with its upfront red- and black berry flavours has underlying secondary flavours of cherry tobacco, liquorice, light spices and leather complimented and balanced by a well structured but soft and lingering aftertaste.

Analysis:
alc/vol:13.5%
Acidity: 5.8 grams/liter
pH: 3.62
Rs: 2.3 grams/liter Barel Maturation : Fermentation took place in 300L French and American oak barrels (2nd and 3rd fill, 50% French Oak and 50% American Oak). Barrel matured for 14 moths.



Bon Cap Viognier

Bon Cap Viognier


Colour: white

Grapes: 100% Viognier

Tasting note: This Viognier produced from a low yielding vineyard (5t/ha) displays very intense and upfront honey blossom, spicy, dried peach and apricot flavours with subtle hints of typical musky Viognier aromas. It's a full-bodied wine but crisp and fresh.

Analysis:
alc/vol:14.5%
Acidity: 6.5 grams/liter
pH: 3.35
Rs: 2.6 grams/liter Barel Maturation : The wine was matured in 300L second fill French and Hungarian Oak barrels.



The Ruins



Bon Cap The Ruins Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Bon Cap The Ruins Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah


Colour: red

Grapes: 70% Shiraz, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting note: This medium-full bodied wine shows great complexity from its noble varietal components. The Syrah dominates on the nose with loads of elegant white and black pepper spice and red berry fruits.

Analysis:
alc/vol:14.0 %
Acidity: 6.2 grams/liter
pH: 3.65
Rs: 2.0 grams/liter Barel Maturation : 40% of the wine was put on oak staves.



Bon Cap The Ruins Chardonnay/Viognier

Bon Cap The Ruins Chardonnay/Viognier


Colour: white

Grapes: Chardonnay and Viognier

Tasting note: This white blend with its constituents of Chardonnay and Viognier shows dimensions of fresh citrus and limey flavours to more peachy apricot and honey blossom flavours. The wine has a long and lingering finish.

Analysis:
alc/vol:14.2 %
Acidity: 6.8 grams/liter
pH: 3.45
Rs: 2.35 grams/liter Barel Maturation : The wines fermented sepratly.



Bon Cap The Ruins Pinotage

Bon Cap The Ruins Pinotage


Colour: red

Grapes: 100% Pinotage

Tasting note: This medium structured Pinotage has a youthful, yet deep red colour with sweet ripe berry and red and black cherry flavours. The light oak usage contributes to white spice and secondary coffee flavours. This follows onto a silky smooth tannin structure on the midd- and back palate. This ensures a velvety persistent finish.

Analysis:
alc/vol:13.5 %
Acidity: 5.7 grams/liter
pH: 3.75
Rs: 5 grams/liter



Bon Cap The Ruins Rose

Bon Cap The Ruins Rose


Colour: rose

Grapes: 100% Pinotage

Tasting note: This is a very modern and stylish Ros? with a vibrant clear red colour. The prominent red raspberry, strawberry and Frambois flavours are backed by a fresh, intensely fruit-driven, and accessible palate.

Analysis:
alc/vol:12.5 %
Acidity: 6.66 grams/liter
pH: 3.19
Rs: 7.8 grams/liter



Bon Cap The Ruins Sauvignon Blanc

Bon Cap The Ruins Sauvignon Blanc


Colour: white

Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note: A clear green tinge on this wine is a promise of the freshness of the pungent fruit flavours in the wine. Dominated by flavours of passion fruit, litchi and grapefruit and some limey green notes. The freshness continue on the palate with a crisp well integrated aftertaste.

Analysis:
alc/vol:12.5 %
Acidity: 6.8 grams/liter
pH: 3.15
Rs: 2.1 grams/liter



Bon Cap The Ruins Sauvignon Blanc

Bon Cap The Ruins Sauvignon Blanc


Colour: red

Grapes: 70% Shiraz 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting note: This medium-full bodied wine shows great complexity from its noble varietal components. The Syrah dominates on the nose with loads of elegant white and black pepper spice and red berry fruits.

Analysis:
alc/vol:14 %
Acidity: 6.2 grams/liter
pH: 3.65
Rs: 2.0 grams/liter

Barel Maturation : 40% of the wine was put on oak staves