Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage

South Africa

 

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Painted Wolf Wines was founded by Jeremy and Emma Borg, drawing inspiration from the African Wild Dog, and to quote them ‘our own Painted Wolf pack is a community of talented individuals who bring the best available grapes, technical and practical skills to Painted wolf, allowing us to craft a range of delicious, authentic satisfying wines’.

Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage from Swartland is an intense, rich wine packed with flavours of ripe blueberry and mulberry, exotic spice and creamy vanilla with evident ripe tannins and a long lingering finish. This wine drinks well as a young wine, but will improve gaining additional complexity for at least 6 to 8 years from vintage.

Organically certified Pinotage grapes were sourced from the Kasteelsig vineyard which is owned by Painted Wolf Pack members Billy (Guillermo) and Penny Hughes and these vines are not irrigated. The grapes were hand-picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were hand sorted, destalked and gently crushed. The wine fermented in small open fermentation bins, then pressed and placed in oak barrels to complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine matured in a mixture of French, Hungarian and American oak barrels for roughly 12 months, approximately 50% new wood.

Country: South Africa 
Region: Swartland
Grapes: Pinotage 
ABV: 14% 
Volume: 75cl 
Vintage: 2018
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes 
Suitable for Vegans: 
Yes

 

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