The Bosman orange wine, Fides, is made from a single vineyard of Grenache Blanc which is naturally fermented.
The name Fides is taken from the Bosman family motto: ‘Fides, Spes et Amor’ meaning Faith, Hope and Love. Fides reminds us of the trust necessary between people and nature to craft something truly remarkable.
Natural fermentation lasted 3 weeks with daily punch downs and pump-overs. The wine was then gently pressed, aged in older Russian oak for 6 months and in the bottle for another 6 months before being released.
Alc 14.2% Vol R/Sugar 2.1 g/l TA 5.6/l
A light amber gold.
Complex dried, waxy orange peel, marzipan with secondary fruit characters.
Instead of simply tasting fruit or flowers this wine tastes of bruised apple, pot pourri and candied peel.
It has a savoury finish which marries well with complex food flavours such as dim sum, sticky pork or even slow roasted lamb and can be served slightly less chilled than a conven- tional white to allow the oak flavours a chance to express themselves.
To be enjoyed in the 3-7 years after vintage.