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Painted Wolf Pictus VI, 2017

Painted Wolf Pictus VI, 2017
Painted Wolf Pictus VI, 2017

Six Nations Wine Challenge Double Gold Medal

An elegant, rich wine with a broad mouthfeel and a tight fresh finish. A focused melange of stone fruit, citrus, mineral and spice with a precise and refreshing finish.

Technical Analysis
alc 13.17
rs 3.8
pH 3.35
ta 6.1
Accolades • 92 points - Tim Atkin 2019
• Double Silver - National Wine Challenge/Top 100 wines 2019
• Silver, 92 points - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
• Silver, 92 points - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
• Silver - Veritas 2018
• Silver, 85 points - Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2019
• 92 points - Cape White Blend Report 2018
• 4.5 stars - Platter
Ageing Pictus VI will mature in bottle for 4 - 6 years from vintage.
BlendPercent 43% Grenache Blanc, 37% Chenin Blanc, 20% Viognier
Cellar 2017 was a dry vintage. We are usually able to buy Roussanne and Viognier grapes, but not in 2016. We vinified the Chenin and Viognier. The Grenache Blanc is surplus to requirement for a highly regarded wine, and we were thrilled to be able to buy this wine. The grapes were hand-picked into small baskets and whole bunch pressed. Both Chenin and Viognier were barrel fermented with wild yeast in 500 litre, new, second fill and older barrels, and left on lees for 9 months. Grenache Blanc and Roussanne were also barrel fermented in older barrels.
Variety Grenache blanc
Vineyard 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, both of which were vinified by our wine maker Jeremy Borg, who then put together this blend.
Winemaker Jeremy Borg
style Dry
type White
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 0
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: Pictus range
R230.00 per bottle
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