Guillermo Pinotage 2018 Painted Wolf Swartland 75cl
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 these vines are not irrigated. Kasteelsig supplies grapes for some of South Africas top boutique wines. Yields are around 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 commercial yeasts in small open fermentation bins with 4 to 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,
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.
||Medium Bodied Red