Ripe plums, red currants, violets, Italian herbs and exotic spice dominate the nose. The perfume of the nose follows through with a certain smokiness and flavours of darker berries, liquorice, cardamom, star anise and cinnamon. The wine is fresh, plummy and vibrant with hints of fennel seed, orange peel, cloves and black pepper lingering on a juicy finish.
For The Wolftrap Red 2019 blend, we opted for a higher percentage of Syrah. Most of our Syrah grapes are from the Swartland region, and we love working with this variety for its robust character with its elegant aromas of violets and ripe plums. We have again accentuated the spicy, peppery profile yet retaining the juicy, fruity character which is a hallmark of our Wolftrap Red. Mourvèdre from the Swartland again lent a touch of austerity, a red fruit character and smoky body with the dash of Viognier contributing perfume and vibrancy. This classic, rustic Rhône style blend again over-delivers at its attractive price point.