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The Wolftrap Syrah Mouvedre Viognier 2013 750ml 2013
Sku: 46749
The Wolftrap is a Rhone-style red blend from Boekenhoutskloof, one of the most famous and respected wineries in all of South Africa. When the farm was founded, the Franschhoek Valley was ...more
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Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Paarl
Appellation: Franschhoek
Grape Varietal: Mourvedre,Syrah,Viognier
Type: Still wine
 
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Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2013 The Wolftrap red is a Rhone Ranger blend of 67% Syrah, 31% Mourvedre, and 2 % Viognier. This is another outstanding value that comes across like a good French Cotes du Rhone. Peppery and meaty, with delicious red and black cherry notes, it offers up good spice, earth and texture. There is not a hard edge to be found in this wine, which has delicious fruit. Drink it over the next 1-2 years. (Feb 2014)

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The Wolftrap is a Rhone-style red blend from Boekenhoutskloof, one of the most famous and respected wineries in all of South Africa. When the farm was founded, the Franschhoek Valley was far wilder than it is today hence the name wolftrap. Composed of about twothirds Syrah, one-third Mourvedre, with a splash of Viognier to add spice and fragrance these grapes were selected from vineyards in the Swartland. Easy drinking, juicy and full of black fruit flavors, violets, as well as a bit of spice, this wine finishes with soft and supple tannins. This is your go to wine for any kind of grilled meats or BBQ!
Wine maker notes
When the farm was founded, the Franschhoek valley was far wilder than it is today - as the wolf trap we 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 we created this wine to remind us of the mysteries and legends of days gone by.

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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.