Painted Wolf Wines "Guillermo" Pinotage 2010
An intense, rich wine packed with flavours of ripe blueberry and mulberry, exotic spice and creamy vanilla with evident ripe tannins and a long lingering finish.
Organically certified Pinotage grapes were sourced from the Kasteelsig vineyard which is owned by Painted Wolf Pack members Billy (Guillermo) and Penny Hughes. The site is primarily red Glenrosa soil with some Oakleaf, both shale rich duplex soils, and the vines are not irrigated. Kasteelsig supplies grapes for some of South Africans top boutique wines. Yields are round 8 tons to the hectare.
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 with a mixture of natural and commercials yeasts in small open fermentation bins with 4 -6 punch downs per day. Before the wine was totally dry, we pressed and placed it in oak barrels to complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine matured in a mixture of French, Hungarian and American oak barrels for roughly 12 months, approximately 50% new wood.
8000 bottles have been produced – available both with natural cork and screw cap.
This wine drinks well as a young wine but will no doubt improve for at least 6-8 years from vintage.
- Alcohol 14.39%
- Residual Sugar 3.4g
- Total Acid 6.8g/l
- Ph 3.41
Awards & Accolades
- John Platter Guide 4*
- International Wine Challenge Silver
- Old Mutual trophy wine show Silver
- Wine Advocate 89 points