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South Africa, Coastal Region

Painted Wolf

Painted Wolf Swartland Syrah 2013

90 pts Robert Parker Jr.’s The Wine Advocate (NM) - Medium-bodied with sweet, ripe licorice-tinged black fruit, well-judged acidity and a plump but vibrant finish.

Tasting Notes



VEGAN FRIENDLY!

A rich harmonious full bodied wine with juicy dark fruit, savoury smoked ham, all spice and aromatic wood aromas. The wine has a coating mid palate and a long finish. The acid is bright and the tannins are ripe and present.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

90 pts Robert Parker Jr.’s The Wine Advocate (NM)
The Syrah sees 30% new oak and comes from Swartland. It has an attractive black cherry, clove and wild fennel scented bouquet that is well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet, ripe licorice-tinged black fruit, well-judged acidity and a plump but vibrant finish. There is character in this well-executed Syrah that should give 6-8 years drinking pleasure.



Winemaker Notes

The grapes were handpicked over a few days in late February 2013 into small baskets and taken to our cellar where they were destalked and gently crushed. We fermented the Syrah in small open bins where it was hand punched 4 times a day. We prefer the native yeast from the vineyard. The wine matured in French and Hungarian oak for a total of 20 months. We bottled 10051 bottles. Our partner Billy Hughes grows organic grapes at Kasteelsig vineyard in the Swartland region. The grapes are dry farmed. Soil in the vineyard is primarily Glenrosa, a composite soil of decomposed shale with a little granite. Vines are 12 years old and the yield in 2013 was around 7 tons to the hectare.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

Alcohol: 14.38%
Total Acid: 6 g/l
pH: 3.52
Residual Sugar: 3 g/l

$19.99

13054

Shiraz


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