Painted Wolf Rosalind Rose 2014
A fine, fruity wine with bright cherry and strawberry aromas, and a fresh lingering finish.
88 pts Stephen Tanzer/Vinous June 2015
2014 Painted Wolf Rosalind Pinotage Rosé (made via saignée): Pale orange. Attractive lift to the strawberry, raspberry and floral aromas. Lovely pretty, lively wine, offering decent weight and nice concentration, not to mention good cut and lift. Finishes with sneaky length and perfume, neither overly dry nor phenolic. — Stephen Tanzer 88
The grapes for this wine were sourced from a single block of Pinotage in the Paarl region, picked especially for making rosé.
We have set out to make the finest and most elegant dry Rosé possible from Pinotage. The grapes were handpicked into small baskets and taken to the cellar and were destalked and gently crushed. The juice had roughly 12 hours of skin contact before we gravity drained the juice off the skins. We recovered 9500 litres of juice from 24 tons of grapes, the lightest and most elegant free run juice.