Boekenhoutskloof

The Wolftrap White

£9.99

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.

When the farm was founded, the Franschhoek valley was far wilder than it is today – as the wolf trap once discovered on the estate 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 the wine created this wine to remind us of the mysteries and legends of days gone by.

The nose is lively and inviting, with attractive aromas of yellow apple, ripe lemons, greengage and lemon verbena and gentle whiffs of clove, nutmeg and ginger creating complexity.
The slight spicy notes and citrus character of the nose follow through onto the
palate with flavours of Cape gooseberry, white peach, fresh pineapple, and a
hint of lemon curd. The mid-palate is smooth, round and fleshy, although also
very focused. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with integrated acidity and
the subtle touch of oak adding to its great balance. Lemongrass and angelica
linger on a fresh finish.

ABV: 13.0%

Country: South Africa

Region: Western Cape

Grape:

  • Viognier
  • Chenin
  • Grenache Blanc
SKU: WB06TWRW ISBN: 6002039009355
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