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South Africa, Coastal Region

Painted Wolf

Painted Wolf Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015

Painted Wolf Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015 - from 30 year old vines

Tasting Notes


Feb 2018 - The nose has an alluring aromatic profile with notes of honeyed peaches and pineapple backed with a steely, wet stone element. The palate is medium to medium fuller with a slightly creamy texture and a tangy acid spine that gives the wine impressive drive to the peach, white stone fruit flavors that have a light honeyed edge to them. Finishing long, juicy and lingering, the enlivening acidity counter balances the wines richness perfectly. Showing well now this has the make up to drink nicely over the next 2-3 years quite easily.

Food Accompaniments

Fish, pasta in a light white cream sauce, green curry chicken

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

Top 100 – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2017

Winemaker Notes

These Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested from a single block of 30-year-old vines on Leeuwenkuil Farm in Agter Paarl. The vines are growing in decomposed shale soils. This farm is sited in part in Paarl and in part in the Swartland, and has the same soil as many Swartland vineyards.

The fruit was harvested at around 24 balling, pressed and settled before being fermented in barrel with natural wild yeast. The barrels used are large 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels.

An elegant wine, with an aroma of peach cobbler, lime and vanilla. The wine has a creamy finessed texture with a long finish with just enough acid to keep it fresh and vibrant.This wine will develop in bottle over the coming 3-4 years, gaining complexity as it develops in bottle.

Chemical Analysis




Alcohol: 13%
Total Acid: 2.7 g/l
pH: 3.39
Residual Sugar: 2.7



Chenin Blanc

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