Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap Red

BOEK005
When the farm was founded, the Franschhoek valley was far wilder than it is today – as the wolf trap once discovered goes to show. Today, the mountains are still alive with indigenous animals, including the majestic leopard. No evidence of wolves has ever been found though, so this wine was created to remind us of the mysteries and legends of days gone by. The Wolftrap is a rich, deep red blend that includes Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Viognier.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
82% Syrah, 16% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
South Africa
Body:
Rich, robust and round
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
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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

Ripe blackberries and spicy pepper flavours from the Syrah driving this blend are met with a soft and supple palate. Good density with lingering flavours and a hint of oak. Soft, supple tannins makes for early, easy drinking.

Food Matches

A great partner for charcuterie, hard cheeses or roast meats.

Press Comments

Silver - International Wine Challenge 2015.