Painted Wolf Wines Roussanne
A medium bodied wine with citrus, white peach and creamy aromas. The wine has great texture and a long finish with fresh acid keeping it vivacious and vibrant. Low alcohol of 12.7% gives the wine a grace not often experienced in SA wines. The wine is sealed with a Diam cork to retain freshness. We have made an elegant finessed wine to follow on from the 2011 which was rated a staggering 19/20 by top Swiss journalist Rene Gabriel and judged the top Niche white wine of 2012 by Classic Wine Magazine
Roussanne is grown by Willy Mostard on the South Eastern side of the Perdeberg. The wines are planted on decomposed granite soils.
The wine was fermented at Koopmanskloof in Stellenbosch in a large new 2000 litre oak tank before being decanted into 500 litre 3rd fill French oak barrels in which we had previously made viognier. Chenin Blanc lees were added back to the wine, which was stirred regularly. Malolactic fermentation was not encouraged. After 8 months in wood, the wine was bottled. Before being bottled we finessed the wine with a small quantity of fresh high acid Clairette Blanche and Grenache Blanc. Only 5,000 bottles were produced.
This wine may bottle age very well and could reward you with 5 or more years of cellaring.
- Alcohol: 12.74%
- Residual Sugar: 4.5g/l
- Total Acid: 6.1g/l
- Ph: 2.99
The wine has lovely texture and some complexity. Serve with smoked snoek pate with apricot relish, or with a salad of roasted red pepper, Dalewood Huguenot Cheese and rocket with anchovy vinaigrette, or lovely ravioli filled with salmon served with salsa Verde. Roast duck with Honey, lavender and thyme would be seriously delicious with the wine.