A medium to full bodied wine with typical Cabernet flavours of black current and brambly fruit.
This wine was made from ripe grapes harvested from a vineyard in the Botteleray region of Stellenbosch, selected to deliver a rich flavour. The Cabernet was fermented in tank on a blend of French oak staves, and then completed malolactic and maturation on staves; the wine was finished off with 10% Swartland Merlot and 4% Shiraz, both of which were matured in a mixture of new and older oak barrels.
Painted Wolf is now the preferred name for South Africa’s Wild Dog. The winery both supports the conservation of this species and draws inspiration from it – the wines, like the animal, are colourful, energetic and balanced in full flight.
With a shared philosophy and passion Painted Wolf donate 5% of their turnover to TUSK, a long established charity helping the rarest and most endangered of Africa’s animals including the dwindling numbers of African Wild Dogs.