Black Pack Pinotage 2016


W.O. Paarl

Cultivar(s): Pinotage 100%
Analysis: Alc: 14.08% | R.S: 2.9g/l | T.A: 6g/l | Ph: 3.55

Awards & accolades

  • 3.5 stars – Platter 2018

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 polished wine with flavours and aromas of fresh berry fruit, toasty oak and creamy vanilla with evident ripe tannins and a long lingering finish.

The vineyard

Pinotage grapes were sourced from Langvlei vineyard in the Windmeul area of Paarl. The vineyard is owned by Willy Dreyer, and is in organic conversion. It is precision farmed in order to produce the best possible grapes. The soil is mainly glenrosa, a decomposed shale and granite composite and is west facing. Yields are round 8 tons to the hectare.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand- picked and then sorted on a high-tech laser guided sorting table (loaned) ensuring berries of perfect ripeness. The wine fermented in small open tanks with natural yeast. We did punch downs a number of times a day. When the wine was dry it was pressed straight into barrel, mostly tight grain French oak, 70% new, for 9 months. 2400 bottles produced.

Ageing potential

This wine will age in bottle for up to 10 years from vintage.