Black Pack Pinotage 2010


W.O. Stellenbosch

Cultivar(s):Pinotage 100%
Analysis: Alc: 14.5% | R.S: 3.5g/l | T.A: 5.8g/l | Ph: 3.63

Awards & accolades

  • 4 stars – Classic Wine magazine
  • Bronze medal – Trophy Wine Show
  • Silver – International Wine Challenge 2012

The story of this wine

Our friend Jenny Metelerkamp who lived with us at Lloyd’s camp, Botswana produced the fine Painted Wolf ink drawing for our logo which we adapted to suit this elegant black label and finishing the product with a burnt orange capsule.

Tasting notes

A powerful and robust wine packed with flavours of ripe Berry fruits, peppery spice and creamy vanilla with evident ripe tannins and a long lingering finish.

Food suggestions

Good with spicy dishes with a middle eastern, south Asian or Mexican feel. Pair with veggie or meat dishes with smoky flavours, cumin, coriander, ginger, tomato and chilli (not too much though)

The vineyard

Pinotage grapes were sourced from the Devon Rocks vineyard which is owned by Painted Wolf Pack member, Juergen Heinrich. Yields are round 8 tons to the hectare.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were destalked and gently crushed. The wine fermented in open fermenters being hand punched, and in tank with regular pump overs. Before the wine was totally dry, we pressed and placed in 2nd fill French oak barrels to complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation.  The wine was bottled in September 2010.

Approx 8000 bottles have been produced.

 

Ageing potential

This wine will age well in bottle for a number of years.