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Painted Wolf the Black Pack, Mourvèdre 2017

Painted Wolf the Black Pack, Mourvèdre 2017
Painted Wolf the Black Pack, Mourvèdre 2017
A lovely rich mélange of sweet and crunchy dark berry fruit, subtle pepper spice flavours, and aromas harmonized with sweet oak. This is a very elegant wine with a gorgeous silky palate with a fresh long finish.
Technical Analysis
alc 13.83
rs 2.3
pH 3.55
ta 5.8
Accolades Double Gold - National Wine Challenge/Top 100 wines 2019
2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Trophy for Best Niche Red Variety
Ageing This wine should age gracefully and drink well for up to 8 years from vintage.
BlendPercent 90% Mourvèdre, 10% Shiraz
Cellar The grapes were hand-picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were destalked and gently crushed. The wine fermented in small open bins with four punch downs a day. When totally dry, we pressed into oak barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. The wine matured for 14 months in small French oak barrels of which, roughly 30% were new. A small percentage of Shiraz was added to the blend. 2192 bottles were produced.
Harvest The grapes were hand-picked.
Variety Mourvedre
Vineyard Mourvedre is from Kasteelsig vineyard, owned by Painted Wolf Pack member Billy (Guillermo) Hughes, and are organically certified grapes. Soil is red Glenrosa with some Oakleaf - shale rich duplex soils. The vineyards are not irrigated. Kasteelsig vineyard supplies grapes for some of South Africa’s top boutique wines. Yields are round 4 tons to the hectare in 2017. The Shiraz is off Leeuwenkuil farm and is sustainably farmed.
Winemaker Jeremy Borg
style Dry
type Red
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 1
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Black Pack
R200.00 per bottle
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