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Painted Wolf Paarl Roussanne 2018

Painted Wolf Paarl Roussanne 2018

A tight elegant wine with waxy stone fruit and soft spicy vanilla aromas. The wine has a lovely texture with a long finish and fresh acid keeping it vivacious and vibrant.  

The wine has lovely texture and some complexity. Serve with smoked snoek pate with apricot relish or with a salad of roasted red peppers, Dalewood Huguenot Cheese and rocket with anchovy vinaigrette, or salmon ravioli served with salsa verde. Roast duck with honey, lavender and thyme would be seriously delicious with the wine too.

variety : Roussanne [ 100% Roussanne ]
winemaker : Jeremy Borg
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 12.3 % vol  rs : 1.7 g/l  pH : 3.22  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : White  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - Trophy for Top Niche White Variety 
2019 Tim Atkin Report - 92 points
2020 Platter's Wine Guide - 4.5 stars, 93 points

ageing : 

This wine should be drunk within 2 to 3 years of the vintage.

 
 

We share our wine making equipment with Leeuwenkuil Family vineyards in their artisanal cellar. Through this relationship we have access to a number of the best vineyards in Paarl and the Swartland. Roussanne, native to the warmer regions of France’s Rhone valley, is a relative newcomer and still very rare in South Africa. There are fewer than 10 South African producers and we are proud to be ranked amongst the top.

Our friend Jenny Metelerkamp who lived with us at Lloyd’s camp, Botswana produced the fine Painted Wolf ink drawing for our logo and the pack labels.

in the vineyard : 

Roussanne is grown by Willy Mostert on the south eastern side of the Paardeberg. The wines are planted on decomposed granite soils. 

 

in the cellar : 

The wine was fermented at Koopmanskloof in Stellenbosch in 500 litre French oak barrels, about 50% of the vine has been fermented in brand new super tight grain barrels and the balance in neutral oak. After 9 months in wood, the wine was bottled. Only 2750 bottles were produced.

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