Peloton Rouge 2013

painted-wolf-peloton-rouge-2013-sm“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 African wildlife conservation.

Our dream took some years to materialise, but eventually became a reality with the establishment of Painted Wolf Wines. The charisma, teamwork and tenacity of a Painted Wolf pack (African wild dogs) is our inspiration. In spite of these great qualities, wild dogs are among Africa’s most endangered large mammals and need all the help they can get. As our business has grown, we have won some great awards allowing us to donate steadily increasing funds to conservation causes.

I am an enthusiastic MTB cyclist. I believe cycling and wild dogs have much in common. They require 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…..and a donation is made to The Tusk trust from each bottle sold in UK. As you enjoy this wine, each sip is making a small contribution to the conservation of Africa’s precious wildlife.”  Jeremy Borg, Winemaker Painted Wolf Wines

Tasting Notes

A bold spicy Cape Rhonish Blend with a full rich mouth feel and a firm long finish.

The Vineyard

From our pack vineyards in Paarl and the Swartland. About 50 percent of the grapes for this wine are sourced off Kasteelsig vineyard in Swartland, which is organically certified.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand- picked and crushed into small open fermenters hand punched 4 to 5 times daily during fermentation and pressed when just dry.

Ageing potential

This wine will improve with a few years of bottle age.

Blend information                                           

  • Shiraz 42%
  • Pinotage 32 %
  • Mourvedre 18%
  • Grenache 8%

Wine Analysis

  • Alcohol 14.%
  •  Residual Sugar 3g/l
  • Total Acid 6g/l
  • pH 3.47

Awards & Accolades

Silver Outstanding – International Wine Challenge 2016

Food Suggestions

This finessed red will partner well with modern fusion cooking. The wine is best paired with Beef or lamb dishes such as Thai style red beef curry or a nice South African lamb bobotie.

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