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Past Vintages

2011 WS 86
2012 WS 85
RP 87
2013
2014
2015 WS 87

Boekenhoutskloof, The Wolftrap Red - 2016

WS 84

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South Africa
Mourvedre, Syrah, Viognier
Red Wine
WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS: Our revamped packaging boasting an embossed wolf on the bottle has certainly played a part in winning over even more followers of this ever so popular wine. Traditionally the choice of cultivars remains the same, but an increase in the Syrah component for the 2016 blend, resulted in more enhanced spicy flavours than before. 2016 was a challenging vintage, with dry conditions causing small yields and unusual grape analysis. Regardless of these obstacles, we continued to meticulously ferment and blend the components to produce a wine which still over-delivers in all respects. Alcoholic fermentation was done in stainless steel with partial French oak maturation for nine months.

Wine Spectator Notes : A mix of cherry, mulled strawberry, vanilla and savory notes on a modest frame, showing light structure. Syrah, Mourvédre and Viognier. Drink now.

Tasting Notes : The nose entices with its abundance of ripe plums, blueberries, slight spiciness and notes of violets. Dark berry fruit follows through onto a juicy, vibrant midpalate with svelte tannins and a silky texture. The wine shows exceptional balance with fresh, integrated acidity. Plummy fruit and spice lingers on the finish.

Fact Sheet

Vintage :

2016

Type :

Red

Grape Variety Used :

Mourvedre, Syrah, Viognier

Bottle Size (ml) :

750

Alcohol Level :

14.38%

Wine Closure :

Screw Cap

Style :

Medium Bodied & Fruity

Producer :

Boekenhoutskloof

Region :

Franschhoek

Serving Temperature :

18 °C

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