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WINE PAIRING

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SIGNATURE RECIPIES: Glazed Pork Belly with carrots ala Reuben Riffel

Reuben paired his dish (above) with one of the following Boekenhoutskloof wines:
The Chocolate Block
The Wolftrap

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The Wolftrap
Winemakers Comments:
Grapes for this increasingly popular blend are sourced from selected vineyards in the Swartland.
Small berries from dry land vines provide intense spicy flavours with integrated, balanced tannins. A
slight hint of perfume from the Viognier adds to the harmony. Fermented in stainless steel and aged
in French oak prior to blending and bottling.
Tasting Notes:
Ripe blackberries and spicy pepper flavours from the Syrah driving this blend are met with a soft
and supple palate. Good density with lingering flavours and a hint of oak. Soft, supple tannins makes
for early, easy drinking.


The Chocolate Block
Winemakers Comments:
The 2013 Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah (71%); Cabernet Sauvignon (12%); Grenache Noir
(11%); Cinsault (5%) and Viognier (1%). This wine is the perfect example of identifying “undiscovered”
parcels of vineyard with amazing potential and utilizing it to unleash its world class quality.
The Syrah and Viognier fruit come from the Swartland with its unique growing conditions and dryland
farmed vineyards to ensure it deep-rooted vines and therefore optimal concentration of colour,
flavour and tannin structure. The Grenanche Noir is sourced from Piekenierskloof (Citrusdal) with
its very sandy soils and perfect terroir for ripening this grape varietal at an elevation of almost 800m.
This batch was matured in 600L barrels to retain the unmistakable fruit and freshness on the cultivar.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The Cinsault is from old
bushvines in the Swartland and Piekenierskloof. The wine matures in 1st (all of the Cabernet Sauvignon),
2nd and 3rd filled French oak barrels (nine 2500L French oak foudres also came into production)
for 16 months before it gets a light egg-white fining and filtration. 1511 barriques were selected
for this wine.
Tasting Notes:
An exotic and vibrant vintage with an iron edge running alongside the inky core of prunes, mulberries,
cloves and boasting floral notes. Firm ripe tannins on the palate covered by plums, blackberries
and olive tapenade. Textured, composed and seamless in style.

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