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Boekenhoutskloof Semillon

BOEK040
The Boekenhoutskloof Semillon has been predominantly sourced from one of the oldest vineyards in South Africa, planted in 1902 on alluvial soils with a high loam content. Grapes are further sourced from two other low yielding parcels also grown within the Franschhoek Valley and planted in 1936 and 1942 on original rootstock and traditional bush vines.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
South Africa
Body:
Soft, fruity and aromatic
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
£29.99
 

Boekenhoutskloof

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Food Matches

Enjoy with your favourite curry.