Peloton Blanc 2014

peloton-blanc-2014-small“Emma and I lived and worked at a rustic bush camp in Botswana’s Chobe National Park. When we left, our dream was to create a business that would raise money and awareness for conservation.

Our dream eventually became reality with the establishment of Painted Wolf Wines. The charisma, teamwork and tenacity of Painted Wolves (African wild dogs) inspired us. In spite of these great qualities, they are our most endangered large carnivore and desperately need help to avoid a steady slide into extinction.

I love mountain biking. Cycling and wild dogs have much in common requiring stamina, persistence and balance and a combination of individual prowess and team work for success.   Pedals 4 Paws wilderness cycle adventures raise money for conservation…..Each bottle sold makes a contribution to the conservation of Wild Dogs. Enjoy this wine and make a small contribution to the conservation of Africa’s precious wildlife”- Jeremy Borg, Winemaker.

Tasting notes 

An exciting white Cape Blend with layered flavours of stone fruit, minerality and citrus complimented with gentle oak. The wine is beautifully balanced, with a full rich mouth feel and a bright long finish.

 The Vineyard

Grapes sourced from a number of vineyards in Paarl and in the Swartland.


The grapes were handpicked and whole-bunch pressed. Components were fermented separately with roughly with 40% of the wine being barrel fermented or aged and the balance fermented in tanks with various French oak staves. Both wild and commercial yeast strains were used for different components. Southern French/ Rhone white blends serve as inspiration for this wine.

 Ageing potential

This wine is drinking well now, however will continue to improve over the coming few years.

Blend information

  • Viognier 36%
  • Chenin Blanc 35%
  • Roussanne 16 %
  • Chardonnay 10%
  • Marsanne 3%

 Wine Analysis

  • Alcohol 12.88%
  • Residual Sugar 2.9g/l
  • Total Acid 6.4g/l
  • Ph. 3.32

Food Suggestions

The wine has bright exotic flavours and goes with seafood, pork and chicken dishes, especially those with a South East Asian feel. It is also lovely with southern French cooking

Awards & Accolades

91 Points Cape White Blend Competition