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South Africa, Coastal Region

Painted Wolf

Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2017

Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2017 91 pts Tim Atkin MW

Tasting Notes



VEGAN FRIENDLY!

Dark purple in color with a light ruby hue on the robe. The nose offers an assortment of spice, light coconut and cedar spice over dark red berry and dark cherry fruit aromas. Medium fuller bodied, this has a backbone of acidity that gives the red fruit base juiciness and vibrancy. The tannins are finer grained, but firm enough to focus the fruit and give good supporting structure leading to a dry finish, saying this should show well over the next 3 years plus, where it will broaden out and gain more mid palate flesh. With its noted acidity and vibrant fruit base this is made for food and would be a great addition to any outdoor grilling event.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

91 pts Tim Atkin MW 2019
Jeremy Borg makes some increasingly noteworthy wines under his Painted Wolf label. This Swartland Pinotage is a tribute to grower, Billy Hughes, who also makes wines under his own label, and is fresh, smooth and well balanced, easily handling its 40% new wood and showing fine red berry and aromatic spices. 2020-2015



Winemaker Notes

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 fermented bins with 4 punch downs per day. Before the wine was totally dry, we pressed and placed it in oak barrels to complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. 24000 bottles have been produced – the bottling has been split and is sealed with both natural cork and screw cap.
An intense, rich wine packed with flavors of ripe blueberry, mulberry and mocha, exotic spice and creamy vanilla with evident ripe tannins and a long lingering finish.
Pinotage grapes were sourced from the Kasteelsig vineyard which is owned by Painted Wolf Pack members Billy (Guillermo) and Penny Hughes. The grapes are organically farmed and became fully organically certified in the 2013 vintage. The site is primarily red Glenrosa soil with some Oakleaf - both shale rich duplex soils. The vineyards are irrigated. Kasteelsig vineyard supplies grapes for some of South Africans top boutique wines. Yields are round 8 tons to the acre.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

Alcohol:14%
Total Acid:
5.7
pH:
3.51
Residual Sugar:
2.6

$19.99

14724

Pinotage


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