The Wolftrap Red 2014
Grapes from selected vineyards in the Swartland were used for this blend. Low yields, small berries, intense color, and spicy flavors contribute to a harmonious blend. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak prior to blending and bottling. Assorted black fruit, violets, and a hint of oak leads to a smooth, savory palate with a peppery finish. Soft tannins with lingering flavors makes for easy drinking.
66% Syrah, 32% Mourvedre, 2% Viognier. Produced, matured, and bottled by Boekenhoutskloof, established in 1776 in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley. Boekenhoutskloof means "ravine of the Boekenhout" (pronounced Book-n-Howed)—an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for making furniture. Their figurehead is an image of a svelte lady carrying the dove of peace and hope, an adaptation of a hallmark used in early Cape of Good Hope silver. Watching over Boekenhoutskloof, she represents intrinsic quality, which they prize above all else.