Boplaas Tinta Chocolate 2016


About The Wine

Crafted in a modern New World style - with full fruit flavours, smooth tannins and well-balanced oak to capture Tinta Barocca's unique aromatic and flavour profile. Fruit was sourced from selected low yield Tinta Barocca vineyards, hand harvest early March at optimum ripeness and fermented in traditional open fermentation vessels (lagares) with manual pigeage every 4 hours over the 5 day ferment period.


Dark crimson coloured wine with a bright purple rim. Ripe plum, sweet black cherry, charred oak, mocha and cocoa flavours leap forth from the glass, while the opulent palate is a combination of juicy black plum, cherry, sweet bramble, roast coffee beans, dark chocolate and spice notes. Highly aromatic and flavoursome, the wine is well-balanced, displaying deft oaking and is exceptional drinkable.


Tinta Barocca originates from the "wild" Douro valley and the Boplaas Tinta Chocolate is a perfect companion to full-flavoured dishes - such as ostrich fillet, springbok pie, homemade beef burger topped with caramelized onions and mature cheese, vegetable lasagne, hearty tomato based pasta dishes or your favourite pizza. Alternatively enjoy a glass of Tinta Chocolat as an aperitif with friends or whenever the mood prevails. For best results decant prior to serving at room temperature (16 - 18 C) or slightly chilled in warmer climate.

Wine Analysis

Wine of Origin : Western Cape, South Africa
Cultivars: Tinta Barocca 100%.
Total Acid: 5.4 g/l
Residual sugar: 4.0 g/l
Alcohol: 14.29%
Wood Aging: 12 months in used French barrels