Doolhof

Doolhof

Wellington, South Africa
Doolhof, meaning maze or labyrinth, is surrounded on three sides of mountains, and for over the centuries, has been the jewel in the Bovlei valley. The first of today’s vines were planted in 1995. Under new ownership in 2003, a winery, tasting and storage complex was established and by 2005 Doolhof was able to claim Estate status, which has now been formally granted. The new, young team’s vision…. “to promote and develop the quality of Doolhof Estate Wines through the excellence of our staff, whilst building our existing viticulture, wine making, climate and terroir.”

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Cape Boar
Cape Crane Chenin Blanc 2012 (RV)

A Light straw in colour, with a green tint, the nose is complex and fresh with Cape gooseberry, floral, citrus and a touch of ripe melon. The palate crisp and refreshing, well balanced with a lingering zesty finish.


Unwooded Chard
Signatures Unwooded Chardonnay 2009/2011 (RV)

Elegant straw coloured wine with pear and orange blossom on the nose. Balanced on the palate with citrus, lime and tropical undertones. Rich, with good structure and a dry, lingering finish. Perfect as an aperitif or with fish. Fabulous match for sushi.
SILVER: Veritas Awards ‘08 (2008 vintage)
Seal of Approval: Int’l Wine Challenge ‘06 (2006 vintage)

BF Chard
Signatures Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2005/2008 (RV)

A pale, gold wine with oak/vanilla and toffee on the nose. Rich and creamy on the palate, with tropical fruits and coconut undertones. Good balance. Excellent with seafood, particularly shellfish and with richer sauces, including lobster thermidor.

Sauv Blanc
Signatures Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (RV)

100% Sauvignon Blanc. Handpicked. Prominent warm climate gooseberry and guava whiffs, with plenty of grassy undertones. Fresh citrus flavours and a zesty acidity followed by a long finish. Excellent aperitif, and fine with seafood and salads.
Top Sauvignon Blanc: South Africa Terroir Wine Awards ‘09 (2009 vintage)
SILVER: Michelangelo Awards 2010

Cape Boar
Cape Boar 2009 (RV)

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 20% Shiraz. Upfront cabernet fruit dominates nose with plenty of mulberry and cassis notes. Well structured with rounded tannins and a good length. A medium-bodied, fruity red. Pairs well with beef and lamb dishes.
SILVER: Concours du Mondial Bruxelles ‘08 (2006 vintage)
SILVER: Decanter World Wine Awards

Pinotage
Signatures Pinotage 2008 (RV)

Dark cherry in hue, with an explosion of flavours on the nose. Smoky black fruit intertwined with spice and mint with a subtle undertone of chocolate. Very elegant with flavours of black and red fruits on the palate with plum to the fore. Great with stews, casseroles and curries.
DOUBLE GOLD: Michelangelo Wine Awards ‘09
Top Pinotage: South Africa Terroir Wine Awards ‘08
REGIONAL TROPHY: Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 (2009 vintage)

Malbec
Signatures Malbec 2009 (RV) (Limited Qty)

This delicious wine with its rich, dark purple colour has violets, spice and aniseed aromas. Hints of mint and prunes contribute to a complex, exciting wine. The tannins are firm and well integrated. Pairs well with red meats, particularly with spicy and rich sauces, including tanginess and curries.
DOUBLE GOLD: Michelangelo Wine Awards ‘09
Top Malbec: SA Terroir Wine Awards ‘09
GOLD: Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 & 2010