The Wolftrap, Red Magnum (1.5L) 2023


TA – Tim Atkin MW
PG – Platter’s Wine Guide

The nose is rich, perfumed and intense with its abundance of red and dark fruits, heady whiffs of violets and rose petals, and classic garrigue notes. Blueberries, dark plums and black cherries follow through onto a bold, plush palate with hints of iodine and cured meat adding to the layered complexity. The midpalate is smooth and opulent, with an earthy core, balanced acidity and velvety, ripe tannins. Coriander spice, cloves and plum sauce linger on a juicy, refreshing finish.

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Our classic blend again comprised our favourite three Mediterranean varieties, Syrah, Mourvèdre and a dash of Viognier. The 2022 vintage will be remembered for its moderate weather conditions that slowed ripening, resulting in excellent grape quality. The overall growing season was cool, with decent rainfall in November. This continued at the onset of the flowering period and contributed to optimal flowering and fruit set. Veraison occurred late and slowly but somewhat uneven. We utilized more of our own grapes and were fortunate to focus on the Swartland profile, which lends flavour components of dark brooding fruit, violets and olive tapenade. Because Mourvèdre is such a vigorous grower, its upright canopy and thick-skinned berries can easily withstand the annual heatwaves without compromising the fruit quality. We always opt for Mourvèdre in this popular blend, relying on its intensely bold colour, smoky aromas and meaty flavours. Both red varieties are made to contribute layers of black fruits and spice. Yet, our Syrah also offers a beautiful red fruit character, with its cherry and plum flavours on the palate. We intervene as little as possible, aiming for a pure expression of the Swartland.

  • Alcohol: 14.23% vol
  • RS: 3.30 g/l
  • TA: 4.72 g/l
  • pH: 3.81
  • Blend:
  • Syrah 79%
  • Mourvedre 20%
  • Viognier 1%