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Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2021

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Country: South Africa
Winery: Painted Wolf
Varietal: Pinotage
UPC Code: 858441006019
Tasting Notes:

A beguiling wine with rich, spicy red berry and black cherry aromas, evident ripe tannins and a long, complex finish.

Winemaker Notes:

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.