0.375l | €50,40 / l
Immediately ready for shipment. Delivery time 2-3 working days
Country of origin: South Africa
Region of origin: Swartland
Category: Red Wine
Grape variety: blend of 73% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 8% Cinsault, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Viognier
Alcohol content: 14.5% vol.
Allergen Advice: Contains sulphites
The 2020 Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block is a South African red wine made primarily from the Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier grape varieties.
The wine has an intense ruby red color and a complex and sophisticated aroma with notes of plums, berries, chocolate, spices and smoky tones. On the palate it is full and full-bodied with fine tannins and a pleasant acidity that gives it good structure and longevity.
The name "The Chocolate Block" refers to the characteristic chocolate touch that imparts to the wine from the processing of the grapes in burned oak barrels. These barrels are from France and are both new and used, adding complexity and depth to the wine.
This wine is particularly good with dishes such as game, red meat, cheese and chocolate desserts. A drinking temperature of 16-18°C is recommended.
The 2020 Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block is an excellent wine that is popular with both wine connoisseurs and general wine drinkers. It is a testament to the high quality and expertise of the Boekenhoutskloof winery and their ability to produce world-class wines.
Boekenhoutskloof is a winery in Franschhoek, South Africa known for its high quality wines. The winery was founded in 1776 and takes its name from a tree species "Boekenhout", which means "beech tree" in Afrikaans. One such tree is said to have grown near the original main house on the estate.
Boekenhoutskloof produces a wide range of wines including white, red and rosé wines. Most of the wines are made from the classic Western Cape grape varieties such as Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Some of the winery's most well-known wines are "The Wolftrap" Syrah Viognier, "The Chocolate Block" and "Frimas" Cabernet Sauvignon.
The winery is particularly known for its sustainability practices and has implemented environmentally sustainable agriculture. It attaches great importance to conserving natural resources and reducing environmental pollution.
Boekenhoutskloof is also a popular tourist destination, offering visitors scenic views of the surrounding countryside and the opportunity to taste the estate's wines and learn about the history and production of the wines.