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.
A maverick spirit, Boekenhoutskloof’s Managing Partner & Technical Director Marc Kent is the driving force behind the various brands and properties within the Boekenhoutskloof stable. He is unafraid to experiment with the unconventional – however, his principal commitment is to quality on every level and in every detail. Boekenhoutskloof’s Chocolate Block is one of the most desired wines coming out of South Africa!
The Wolftrap is a tribute to the pioneers who in the early days ventured into the Cape wilderness and erected a wolf trap on Boekenhoutskloof. To date, no wolf either real or mystical, has been seen in the valley.
This rosé is pale with a copper hue. The nose is inviting with aromas of fresh red cherries, red currant, watermelon, pomegranate and lime, with whiffs of pink peppercorn. The palate is round and smooth yet structured with integrated acidity. The cherry and red currant characters follow through onto the palate with flavours of red apples, peach blossom, nectarine, juicy plums and granadilla. The wine is precise and displays a perfect weight – a classic Rosé made in a traditional style. Wild strawberries and subtle hints of rose petal, crushed gravel and spice linger on a clean, dry finish.