Made up of 71% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cinsault and 1% Viognier. The palate shows rich red and black berry fruit and powdery tannins as well as of course, subtle hints of dark Swiss chocolate, hence the name. These lovely rich flavours are all kept in check with balanced acidity.
Fantastic with venison or beef short ribs in a rich sauce.
Varietal / Blend: 71% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cinsault, 1% Viognier
Decant: We insist!
Farming Practices: Sustainable
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 programme was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.