Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm's name means "ravine of the Boekenhout" (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making. In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a new vineyard planting programme was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.
The nose invites with its ripe mandarin orange, nectarine, angelica and peach blossom aromas. The
intense citrus of the nose follows through onto a vibrant mid-palate, also showing lime, lemon verbena
and lemongrass against a backdrop of fresh tangerine, orange peel and preserved lemon flavours with
integrated acidity. The stone fruit character adds to the complexity on the palate and the slightly spicy
finish with hints of quince and star aniseed compliments a very balanced wine.
Enjoy with your favourite curry.