Painted Wolf Wines
- 125 Main Road, Paarl, South Africa
About the Winery
Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2018
About the wine
A bright, vibrant wine with spicy red berry fruit, evident ripe tannins and a lingering, flavour-packed finish.
Sourced from two sites in the Swartland: the organically-certified Kasteelsig vineyard which is owned by Painted Wolf pack member Billy (Guillermo) Hughes, and Werdie farm between Malmesbury and Darling. The sites are primarily red Glenrosa soil with some Oakleaf – both shale rich duplex soils and these vines are not irrigated. Yields are round 6.5 tons to the hectare.
Decanter 2020 Silver Tim Atkin 90 points
Beef stews, Braai, Game, Red Meat, Traditional bobotie
Pinotage (South African Cultivar)
Swartland, Western Cape
|Segment best suited for||
Boutique, Off premise, On premise, Retail
Berries, Cherries, Dark Chocolate, Delicate forest floor, Gentle wooding and earthy, spicy tones
The grapes were hand-picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar. A portion was fermented in open bins and hand-punched four times a day. The rest was fermented in a rototank. No commercial yeast was used as these grapes ferment well with their own yeast. The wine matured in a mixture of French and American oak barrels for 14 months. Approximately 30% was new wood.
This wine drinks well in youth but will improve over time, gaining additional complexity for at least six to eight years from vintage.