Painted Wolf Pictus I, Magnum 2009 - VERY LIMITED

Painted Wolf Pictus I, Magnum 2009 - VERY LIMITED

An intense brooding full bodied spicy blend with good balance and a long finish.

This is an elegant wine demanding of your best meat dishes. Roast leg of Lamb studded with anchovies, lemon rind, garlic and rosemary will do nicely!

variety : Shiraz [ 48% Shiraz, 30% Mourvedre, 22% Grenache ]
winemaker : Jeremy Borg
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 14.76 % vol  rs : 4.2 g/l  pH : 3.48  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  


Bronze - Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011
Silver - Decanter

ageing : Pictus One, 2009 will develop in bottle for 10 or more years.

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 this wine label is ‘Snare and her siblings in the moonlight’, a painting by well known Zimbabwean artist Lin Barrie.

in the vineyard : Sourced from Kasteelsig in Malmesbury, Swartland, a vineyard comprising mainly red Glenrosa soil with some oakleaf - both shale rich duplex soils. The vineyards are un - irrigated, and are undergoing organic conversion - this is a vineyard which supplies grapes for some of South Africans top boutique wines.

about the harvest: The grapes were handpicked into small baskets and taken to the cellar.

in the cellar : Grapes were all 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 wine has been pressed in a basket press and aged in a blend of French (80%) and American (20%) 225 litre and 300 litres barrels for 18 months- with approximately 40% new wood. My ambition was to create a powerful satisfying wine with a rich harmonious palate and a long finish, and an excellent partner for a wide range of dishes. The wine was bottled in January 2011.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale