2020 Wijngaard Bilderhof Bolero
It is becoming a trend: Viticulture in the Netherlands and with climate change it is expected that the Netherlands may eventually become an important producer. We have a beautiful Dutch winery in our range, namely Wijngaard de Bilderhof from Holland's oldest city, Dordrecht. The winemaker Wilco Venhuizen has a beautiful vineyard and, unlike many Dutch hobbyists, has chosen to select grapes that do particularly well in our climate, such as Dornfelder, Bolero, Rondo, Cabernet Cortis and Johnanniter. These grapes thrive in our climate and produce very unique white and red wines.
The Bolero is an early-ripening blue grape with beautiful full trusses and an abundant yield, truss thinning is therefore necessary. Because of the hanging growth, this grape is guided in such a way to grow as a double curtain system, so that all trusses receive the same amount of sun. When the grapes are ripe, it is not possible to wait too long before picking, otherwise the fungi will strike. The harvest is at the end of September. Vineyard de Bilderhof has been making red wine from the Bolero grape since 2009. This wine is of constant quality every year, given the various WijnKeur Seals and a bronze medal at the Dutch Wine Inspection. The Bolero is a slightly spicy smooth red wine, aging in American oak.
Click here for a youtube movie about the vineyard
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Dry, Fruity, Green & grassy, Red fruit, Flexible
|Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag