Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2007

Red Blends from South Africa

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Item No. 95120
  • WS88
  • ST87
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 60% Syrah, 39% Mourvèdre, 1% Viognier

Opulent floral nose even seems perfumed from Viognier component. Spicy aromatics are supported with fleshy berry fruit aromas. The wine is generous in length.

Although the cultivars making up the Wolftrap blend now remains the same from vintage to vintage, the percentages of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier might differ. The 2007 blend has a dominant 60% Syrah of which a part was co-fermented on Viognier skins, but also for the first time on lignified Viognier stalks. After separating the Viognier juice from the skins to make white wine, we use part of those skins to co-ferment with the Syrah. The added Viognier stalks to the Syrah ferment, not only extracts structural tannins but also adds a pepper spice character to the wine. The fleshiness of the Mourvèdre adds richness to the blend.

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Pawnster - Skokie, IL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
It stands up to food or by itself. The fruit is not overpowering and it is simply fun and full bodied.
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new-winer - Northfield, OH (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Received this from the July shipment wine club selection. I usually don't like syrah wine, but this blend was great. Goes great with food (I had it with a club sandwich). The next day, I finished the bottle without food, and it was still good, although it is a little high in alcohol @ 14%.
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Jptrow - Huntington Beach, CA (read all my reviews)

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(4/17/2011)
one of my every day favorites - nice to see someone else enjoys it - also Crios
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
With or without food, teamed up with pasta, cheese or meat, you cannot go wrong with this wine.
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The name Boekenhoutskloof comes from the Cape beech, or Kaapse boekenhout, a tree indigenous to Franschhoek and once used by the Cape Dutch for furniture making. It is pronounced, not easily, bok-un-hoatscloof. The winery's white-washed, Dutch-style farmhouse, dated 1771, once stood in an orchard; pears still plump up in the trees around it. Kent and his partners, including South...

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South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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