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Painted Wolf Our Pack Lycaon Grenache 2013/15 View larger

Painted Wolf Our Pack Lycaon Grenache 2013

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A lovely rich mélange of sweet and crunchy red berry fruit and subtle pepper spice flavours and aromas harmonized with sweet oak.

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R160

R960 per Case of 6

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Pack Size1 Bottle 750ml
Region:Swartland
Platter Guide:****
Blend:95% Grenache, 5% Shiraz
Winemaker/Cellarmaster:Jeremy Borg
Closure:Natural Cork

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This is a very elegant wine with a gorgeous silky palate with a fresh bright finish.

The Vineyard
Grenache is from Kasteelsig vineyard, owned by Painted Wolf Pack member Billy (Guillermo) Hughes, and are organically certified grapes. Soil is red Glenrosa with some Oakleaf – shale rich duplex soils. The vineyards are not irrigated. Kasteelsig vineyard supplies grapes for some of South Africa’s top boutique wines. Yields are round 6 tons to the hectare.

Winemaking
The grapes were hand picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were destalked and gently crushed. The wine fermented in small open bins with 4 punch downs per day. When totally dry, we pressed into oak barrels to complete malolactic. The wine matured for 14 months in small French oak barrels roughly 30% new. A small percentage of Shiraz has been added to the blend. 3800 bottles have been produced.

Ageing potential
This wine should age gracefully and drink well for up to 10 years from vintage.

Blend information
95% Grenache
5% Shiraz

Wine Analysis
Alcohol 13.45
Residual Sugar 2.5g
Total Acid 6g/l
Ph. 3.39

Awards & Accolades
Platter 4 Stars
Bronze medal Veritas 2014

Food Suggestions
This wine should be served slightly chilled with French country bistro cuisine such as warm sausage and potato salad, chicken braised with fennel, saffron and green olives or lamb chops with ratatouille and tapenade.

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