DANCING WITH THE WOLVES â€“ SOUTH AFRICAN EDITION OF THE RHONE RED
Hereâ€™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 â€“ 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 theÂ original settlers who set traps.
BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF 12 â€˜The Wolftrap Redâ€™ South Africa 292557 $13.95
P.S. BoekenhoutskloofÂ (just rolls off the tongue!) also produce a white Rhone blend â€“ 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 â€˜The Wolftrap Whiteâ€™ South Africa 292532 $13.95