Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2019
A beguiling wine with rich, spicy red berry and black cherry aromas, evident ripe tannins and a long, complex finish.
90 points Tim Atkin
Winemag Top 10 Pinotage winner 2020
Hong Kong IWSC Silver 2020
89 points Decanter
The grapes for this wine were sourced from two sites in the Swartland – certified organic grapes from the Kasteelsig vineyard and sustainably-farmed grapes from Leeuwenkuil’s premium Swartland vineyard. These grapes were hand-picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were hand sorted, destalked and gently crushed. After cold-soaking for four days a portion was fermented in open bins and hand-plunged four times a day. Approximately 30% was fermented in a rototank. No commercial yeast was used as these grapes ferment well with their own yeast. The wine matured in a mixture of French and American oak barrels for 18 months. Approximately 25% was new wood. 9,600 bottles were produced.