Wolf Trap Rosé 2014 Syrah Grenache Cinsault

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Country South Africa
Region Franschhoek, Stellenbosch
Brand Boekenshoutskloof
Grape Variety Syrah / Grenache / Cinsault
Size 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Closure Type Screw Top
Vintage 2014
Maturity Drink Now
Food Match A very versatile partner to everything from seafood to hot Thai dishes.
Style Fruity and Freshy

A delightful blend of Syrah 44%, Cinsault 14%, Grenache 42%

 

A method known as Saignee or bleeding was used to draw juice from the grapes prior to fermentation. Specially selected rosé yeast strains were used this year for its serious berry fruit flavours. The blend was cold-fermented in stainless steel prior to sterile filtration and bottling. No oaking was done.

 

Tasting Notes:

Gentle intriguing salmon colour. The nose shows attractive red cherry and pomegranate fruit. Juicy, earthy red berry fruit follows through onto a perfectly dry palate, which also shows a fleshy roundness and delicate hints of spice, yet with a fair amount of structure, grippy tannins and integrated natural acidity. The wine ends clean and fresh with an attractive minty note. Great complexity for a wine made in this style and a very versatile partner to everything from seafood to hot Thai dishes.

Country Of Origin: South Africa

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.  Marc Kent is the chief winemaker and driving force behind the dynamic farm. A maverick spirit, Marc is unafraid to experiment with the unconventional, but his principal commitment is to quality on every level and in every detail.

 

When the farm was founded, the Franschhoek valley was far wilder than it is today – as the wolf trap the winemakers 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 the wine was createdto remind them of the mysteries and legends of days gone by. 

Country Of Origin: South Africa

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