Painted Wolf Wines
- 125 Main Road, Paarl, South Africa
About the Winery
Pictus VI 2017
About the wine
Pictus is named after the scientific name for an African wild dog, Lycaon Pictus, meaning Wolf in Greek and Painted in Latin. Pictus is made with meticulous care and blended from our favourite wines of the vintage. Each vintage is labelled with a different piece of artwork. This is an elegant, rich wine with a broad mouthfeel and a fresh finish. A focused melange of stone fruit, citrus, mineral and spice. Created from Grenache Blanc produced by the Foundry in Stellenbosch blended with old vine Chenin Blanc grapes grown on two sites in the Agter Paarl and Viognier from Kasteelsig Vineyard.
Six Nations 2019 Double Gold Tim Atkin 2019 92 points
Chicken dishes with a creamy sauce, Coq au vin, Fish, Grilled chicken
|Segment best suited for||
Boutique, Off premise, On premise
Citrus, Mineral, Stone fruit, Sweet spice
Blend, Chenin Blanc (Steen), Grenache Blanc, Viognier
2017 was a dry vintage. We are usually able to buy Roussanne and Viognier grapes, but not in 2017. We were thrilled to be able to buy the Grenache Blanc component. The Chenin Blanc and Viognier grapes were hand-picked into small baskets and whole- bunch pressed before being barrel-fermented with wild yeast in 500-litre barrels of various ages and left on the lees for nine months.
Pictus VI will mature in bottle for 6-8 years from vintage.