Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap White 2014, Franschhoek, South Africa
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.
Viognier 52%; Chenin Blanc 26%; Grenache Blanc 22%
The rich yet lively nose shows white peach, apricot and apple blossom aromas in abundance. The palate is packed with juicy fruit flavours: cling peach and yellow apple follow through with hints of nettle, lemon grass and lime. The wine is generously textured with slight oak nuances, a weighty mid-palate, balanced, integrated acidity and a lingering, stone fruit finish.