About This Wine
The Boekenhoutskloof estate was established in 1776.
Located in a far corner of South Africa’s Franschhoek Valley, the farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree that’s greatly prized for furniture making. In 1993, the farm and homestead were bought and restored, and a new vineyard-planting program was established.
The winery now makes an array of exceptional wines, and there’s an interesting story behind “The Wolftrap” label. When the farm was founded, the Franschhoek Valley was far wilder than it is today — as the wolf trap once discovered on the property illustrates. Today, the mountains are still alive with indigenous animals, including the majestic leopard.
No evidence of wolves has ever been found, however, so “The Wolftrap” was created as a reminder of the mysteries and legends of days gone by. “The Wolftrap” Red is a rich, deep and delicious cuvee — a legendary wine in the making.
Second most widely planted grape in the world. High in alcohol, with strawberry, raspberry, peppery fruit and herb flavors. Often used in blending.
- Grape Composition:65% Syrah, 32% Mourvedre and 3% Viognier
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards on Western Cape of South Africa
- Aromas & Flavors:Violets, Assorted Black Fruits and a Hint of Oak
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionlamb stew, or a beef pot pie.