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DANCING WITH THE WOLVES – SOUTH AFRICAN EDITION OF THE RHONE RED

wolftrapHere’s one for all you fans of heft. A big red for the beef! As with most South African reds it feels quite dry, and earthy – along with a slightly smoky flavor. The experience of hanging around the BBQ as the meat smells excite your senses. Open the bottle a few hours ahead for an extra hit of delicious spicy/fruitiness. A Rhone meets Aussie experience.

P.S. No wolves have been seen or trapped at this winery. Despite the fears of the  original settlers who set traps.

BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF 12 ‘The Wolftrap Red’ South Africa 292557 $13.95

P.S. Boekenhoutskloof  (just rolls off the tongue!) also produce a white Rhone blend – Viognier and Grenache Blanc, with the addition of Chenin Blanc. Rich and slightly sweet it feels a bit like a Chardonnay. A shade too pretty for me. Best with spicy/savoury foods.

BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF 12 ‘The Wolftrap White’ South Africa 292532 $13.95

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