Painted Wolf Pictus III, 2011

Painted Wolf Pictus III, 2011

A rich full bodied wine which combines charm with power - red berry and spicy and a long polished finish.

Pair with warming hearty autumnal dishes such as Game pies, Beef Wellington, Osso Bucco, Braised lamb shanks or traditional South African Tomato Bredie.

variety : Shiraz [ 36% Shiraz, 32% Mourvedre, 32% Grenache ]
winemaker : Jeremy Borg
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  


Double Gold - National Wine Challenge/Top 100 Wines 2016
Bronze - Veritas 2014
4 Stars - Platter

ageing : Pictus III will mature in bottle for 10 years or more.

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 art work for Pictus III ‘Snare and her sibling”’ is by well-known Zimbabwean conservationist and artist Lin Barrie. Production is limited to 5000 bottles - one for each of the roughly 5000 rare and endangered Painted Wolves remaining in scattered groups throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

in the vineyard : Produced from organically certified grapes grown on Kasteelsig vineyard in the Swartland. This vineyard comprises red Glenrosa and Oakleaf soils, both shale rich duplex soils. Kasteelsig supplies grapes for a number of our most prestigious wines.

in the cellar : The grapes were hand sorted and crushed into small open fermenters. Wine was fermented with a blend of natural vineyard yeast and commercial strains. We hand punched down the cap a number of times per day.  The finished wine was pressed in a basket press. The wine has been aged in French (80%) 225 litre and 300 litres barrels for 18 months with approximately 70% new wood.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale