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Painted Wolf Lycaon Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018

Painted Wolf Lycaon Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018
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Painted Wolf Lycaon Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018
An elegant and subtle wine, with an aroma of peach with hints of salty earthiness. The wine has a creamy finessed texture with a long finish. It is bone dry. 2830 bottles produced.
Technical Analysis
alc 13.29
rs 1.2
pH 3.55
ta 5.8
Description
Accolades 2020 Platter - 4 stars, 89 points
Ageing This wine will develop in bottle over the coming 3 - 4 years, gaining complexity as it develops in bottle.
BlendPercent 100% Chenin Blanc
Cellar The fruit was harvested between 23 and 24 balling, whole bunch pressed and settled before being fermented in barrel and tank with natural wild yeast. The press was very gentle, yielding only around 550 litres of juice per ton for the optimum quality. The wine was matured in both French oak barrels and tank, with one new tight grain 500 litre barrel and two seasoned barrels, plus 700 litres of tank fermented wine. Fermentation was very slow helping build a beautiful texture for the wine.
FoodSuggest The use of wild yeast and partial barrel fermentation for this wine has yielded a Chenin which is both sleek and complex, suitable for country cooking with a French flair.
Harvest Harvested in the second week of February 2018 from block 8 and 9 on Welgegund Farm in Wellington.
The fruit was harvested between 23 and 24 balling.
Variety Chenin Blanc
Vineyard These Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested from two adjacent blocks of (1974) 44 year old vines in the “horse shoe” just above the town of Wellington The vines grow in Tukulu soil, a well - drained decomposed granite soil, yellow brown in colour. The vineyard is not irrigated.
Winemaker Jeremy Borg
Style
body Full
style Dry
type White
Type
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 0
Pack
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: The pack range
R220.00
R220.00 per bottle
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