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Bosman Family Vineyards Dolce Primitivo 50cl 2017

12% abv

Vol- 50cl

‘An Italian prisoner of war accidentally drowned in a dam on our farm in the 1940s. So it seemed fitting that we use the Sicilian Primitivo grapes which were planted around the dam to make a sweet wine to commemorate the poignant history of these skilled prisoners who made a lasting impression on Wellington during World War ll’.
– Jannie Bosman Snr, Seventh generation estate owner.

Concentrated essence of Primitivo – stewed prune, blackberries, maraschino cherry with notes of honeyed raisins and cinnamon. A wonderful replacement for dessert, but also pairs well with gorgonzola on a cheese board.

The grapes were picked and dried for a few days on old racks that are used for drying fruit. The grapes were then brought into the cellar and transferred to open 500L barrels where they were stomped on to release the juice which would start fermentation naturally. The sun-dried, raisin-like grapes are placed in open top barrels for fermentation. Natural fermentation lasts up to 4 weeks before pressing in a basket press. Then the barrels are filled and closed for maturation for 9 months before bottling.

£21.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

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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 Bosman's’ 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.

With one of the pre-eminent vine nurseries in the southern hemisphere and 3 different growing regions from which to cultivate their blends, the Bosman Family Vineyards have unrivalled access, knowledge, and expertise when it comes to crafting their wines. The wine-making team of Corlea Fourie and Natasha Williams revel in the quality of fruit at their command.

Reference #:
12 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

What do I pay for delivery?

Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.

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And can we change order.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.

UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch : 

IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41