Painted Wolf Wines • Paarl • Jeremy Borg
Painted Wolf Our Pack Lycaon Swartland Grenache 2013
Blend: 95% Grenache, 5% Shiraz
A lovely rich mélange of sweet and crunchy red berry fruit and subtle pepper spice flavours and aromas harmonized with sweet oak. This is a very elegant wine with a gorgeous silky palate with a fresh bright finish.
Grenache is from Kasteelsig vineyard, owned by Painted Wolf Pack member Billy (Guillermo) Hughes, and are organically certified grapes. Soil is red Glenrosa with some Oakleaf – shale rich duplex soils. The vineyards are not irrigated. Kasteelsig vineyard supplies grapes for some of South Africa’s top boutique wines. Yields are round 6 tons to the hectare.
The grapes were hand picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were destalked and gently crushed. The wine fermented in small open bins with 4 punch downs per day. When totally dry, we pressed into oak barrels to complete malolactic. The wine matured for 14 months in small French oak barrels roughly 30% new. A small percentage of Shiraz has been added to the blend. 3800 bottles have been produced.
This wine should age gracefully and drink well for up to 10 years from vintage.
Awards & Accolades
Platter 4 Stars
Bronze medal Veritas 2014
This wine should be served slightly chilled with French country bistro cuisine such as warm sausage and potato salad, chicken braised with fennel, saffron and green olives or lamb chops with ratatouille and tapenade.
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