Wolf Trap White 2014 70cl Viognier, Chenin, Grenache Blanc

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Country South Africa
Region Franschhoek, Stellenbosch
Brand Boekenshoutskloof
Grape Variety Viognier / Chenin / Grenache Blanc
Size 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Closure Type Screw Top
Vintage 2014
Maturity Drink Now
Food Match All kinds of fresh seafood including crab, prawns and, most particularly, oysters. Works with the umami taste of Smoked salmon or trout with fresh Avocado
Style Floral and Full
Intriguing Blend from the Boekenhoutskloof estate comprising Viognier 48%, Chenin Blanc 41%, Grenache Blanc 11% Winemaker's comments: As with all Boekenhoutskloof blends, percentages may vary from year to year but the components stay the same. Deciding on the perfect blend is always interesting and challenging. This year Grenache Blanc played a supporting role in this intriguing blend. Grapes are sourced mainly from Malmesbury and Stellenbosch. Components are French oak matured, blended and bottled to present a wine that over delivers on every level. The rich yet lively nose shows aromatic floral flavours of apple blossom and spice. White peach and yellow apple show on the palate, which is medium bodied and generously textured with judicious use of oak. Well balanced natural acidity with a lengthy mouthwatering finish.
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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