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.
This unusual blend of Viognier 42% (for spice), Chenin Blanc 37% (melon) and Grenache Blanc 21% (white peach), contributes to an intriguing and harmonious quaffing experience. Separate fermentation and ageing of all components enable us to identify the very best quality available to craft our classic three-variety blend. The vibrant mid-palate and crisp finish was achieved this year by increasing the percentage of Chenin Blanc used in the blend.
An alluring nose shows white peach, apricot and apple blossom aromas in abundance. The nose follows through with flavours of nectarine and hints of pineapple and peach melba. The wine is smooth and round with slight oak nuances, a fleshy mid-palate, balanced, integrated acidity and a vibrant, lingering, stone fruit finish.
Boekenhoutskloof was awarded 2012 Winery of the Year by the prestigious Platter's Guide to South African Wine Guide. The Wolftrap white was also accorded 'Superquaffer of the Year' status in the Guide.