Painted Wolf Pictus VII 2017

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Named after the scientific name for an African wild dog Lycaon Pictus, meaning Wolf in Greek and Painted in Latin, Painted Wolf Pictus VII 2017 consists of 51% Grenache Blanc, 34% Syrah and 15% Carignan. Grenache and Carignan grapes were harvested on Welgegund farm on western facing slopes above Wellington; Syrah came from two different vineyards in the Swartland. The grapes were hand-picked into small baskets and crushed into small open fermenters and fermented with wild yeast. Hand punched-down the cap up to four times a day and then dry pressed in small batches. The wine was aged in 300-litre French oak barrels for 20 months with Syrah in new barrels. A total of 5,400 bottles were produced. Bottled at 14%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Red berry, pepper spice, toasty oak and savoury aromas.

Palate: A supple, rich mouthfeel.

Finish: A long, polished finish.

Founded in 2006 by former professional chef Jeremy Borg and wife Emma, Painted Wolf Wines produce hand-crafted and distinctive wines, whilst actively supporting the conservation of the highly endangered African wild dog (painted wolf) and the protection of the diminishing wild spaces of Africa, through its donations to the EWT (www.ewt.org.za) and Tusk (www.tusk.org).


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