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Painted Wolf 'Lightning' Sauvignon Blanc
Painted Wolf 'Lightning' Sauvignon Blanc

Painted Wolf 'Lightning' Sauvignon Blanc

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Every now and again we hear of a parcel of grapes with an interesting story or discover a vineyard that gets our creative juices flowing. This range of wines comprises small volume, premium wines from exclusive and sustainably-farmed vineyards. Lighting was the Kruger National Park’s most famous painted wolf. The alpha male of the Skukuza Pack, with his signature lightning flash on his left side he was easily identifiable and beloved by researchers as the quintessential African wild dog.

This is an elegant, layered Sauvignon Blanc, reminiscent of a dry white Bordeaux. A sophisticated, rich wine with layers of citrus, straw and minerality, herbal notes and a hint of creamy vanilla.  This wine will continue to develop over the next 3-4 years.

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes came from the beautiful Vaalvlei vineyard in Stanford, which is close to the ocean and has decomposed granite soil. The Semillon is from Robert Stanford vineyard.  The grapes for this wine were hand-picked, hand-sorted and whole-bunch pressed. Fermented in large French oak barrels and a concrete ‘egg’ using wild yeast only. The wine also went through malolactic conversion. Total production 3,400 bottles.

Country: South Africa
Region: Walker's Bay
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc 88%, Semillon 12%
Volume: 75cl
ABV: 12.5%
Vintage: 2020