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Painted Wolf Pictus V, 2016

Painted Wolf Pictus V, 2016

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.

A rich textured wine which will pair well with Sunday roast pork with all of the trimmings, fish like kingklip, halibut or turbot, prawn risotto or even a rich festive biriyani.

variety : Grenache [ 49% Grenache Blanc, 43% Chenin Blanc, 8% Roussanne ]
winemaker : Jeremy Borg
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.1 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : White   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


Double Platinum and Top 100 - National Wine challenge/Top 100 2017
Gold - International Wine Challenge 2017
Silver - international Wine and spirit Competition 2017
Silver - Veritas 2017
4.5 stars - Platter 2018

ageing : Pictus V will mature in bottle for 4 - 6 years from vintage.

Pictus is named after the scientific name for an African Wild Dog, Lycaon Pictus, meaning Wolf in Greek and Painted in Latin. Pictus is made with meticulous care and blended from our favourite wines of the vintage. Each vintage of Pictus is labelled with a different piece of artwork. The artwork for Pictus V is a watercolour by our dear friend and co-conspirator in all things design and art, Lori Bentley. Production of Pictus V was limited to just 5400 bottles.

in the vineyard : Produced from old vine Chenin Blanc grapes grown at Leeuwenkuil vineyard in the Agter Paarl. Grenache Blanc is grown by Willie Mostertin the Voor-Perdeberg and Roussanne from Firgrove in Stellenbosch.

in the cellar : 2016 was a very difficult drought vintage. We are usually able to buy Roussanne and Viognier grapes, but not in 2016. We vinified the Chenin. However, the Grenache Blanc and Roussanne were surplus to requirement for a well-known and highly regarded wine maker, and we were thrilled to be able to buy this wine. The grapes were hand-picked into small baskets and whole bunch pressed. The chenin was barrel fermented with wild yeast in 500 litres barrels mostly 2 and 3rdfill and left with low sulphur for 9 months. Grenache Blanc and Roussanne were also barrel fermented in older barrels.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale