‘Penny’ Swartland Viognier 2014

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A beautiful wine with an exotic bouquet of lime, stone fruits and spicy wood, tons of flavour and long poised finish. This is the part of a series of single vineyard and special wines from grapes produced by Painted Wolf Pack Members. Penny Voignier is named in honour of Penny Hughes, who sadly passed away in late 2014. It is a rare wine, made in tiny quantities.

The Vineyard

Viognier grapes were sourced from a single block at Billy Hughes’ Kasteelsig vineyard in Malmesbury. The vineyard is east-facing planted on red Oakleaf and Glenrosa soils. These un-irrigated vines are organically certified. Attentive farming produces fruit with exquisite balance. Yields are naturally low at around 6 tons to the hectare.


The grapes were picked by hand into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were whole bunch pressed, the juice settled and cooled and then moved into barrels. The wine was fermented and matured in a selection of new and second fill 500 litre French oak barrels. We used cultured strains and natural yeast strains.

3600 bottles produced.

Wine Analysis

  • Alcohol 13.51%
  • Residual Sugar 2.6g/l
  • Total Acid 6 g/l
  • Ph 3.29

Awards & Accolades

  • Gold medal Veritas 2015
  • Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2015
  • 86 Steve Tanzer USA
  • Decanter – Recommended
  • National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016 – Double Gold


Tasting Notes

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