2015 Boekenhoutskloof Semillon, Franschhoek Valley, South Africa
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ABOUT THIS WINE
The Boekenhoutskloof Sémillon has been predominantly sourced from one of the oldest vineyards in South Africa, planted in 1902 on alluvial soils with a high loam content. Grapes are further sourced from two other low yielding parcels also grown within the Franschhoek Valley and planted in 1936 and 1942 on original rootstock and traditional bush vines. Due to even smaller yields than before and the ongoing dry growing conditions, 2016 delivered small-clustered, healthy fruit – ideal for creating rich wines with concentration and structure.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
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 program was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Sémillon and Viognier.