Peloton Blanc 2013


W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s): Chenin Blanc 34% | Viognier 33% | Roussanne 33%
Analysis: Alc: 13.5% | R.S: 3.1g/l | T.A: 5.9g/l | Ph: 3.29

Awards & accolades

  • 4 stars – Platter 2014
  • Bronze medal –  Veritas 2014
  • Bronze medal – International wine Challenge 2014
  • Bronze medal – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014
  • 89 Points– Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 87 – Steve Tanzer USA
  • Double Gold  –  National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016

The story of this wine

At Painted Wolf Wines, we celebrate and help conserve the endangered African wild dog, our most charismatic predator. Wild dogs and cyclists have much in common:  individual prowess, teamwork, energy, camaraderie and a never give-up attitude. Jeremy is an enthusiastic cyclist, and has used this passion as an additional way to raise funds for conservation. He has organised rides through some of the remaining pockets of wilderness inhabited by wild dogs as well as sponsoring major cycling events like the Tour de Tuli, which benefits the Children in the Wilderness charity.

Tasting notes

An exciting white Cape Blend with layers of stone fruit and citrus complimented with well- judged oak. The wine is beautifully balanced with a full rich mouth feel and a bright long finish.

The vineyard

Chenin and Viognier are sourced from our pack members vineyards in Simondium-Paarl and Malmesbury in the Swartland, and the Roussanne grapes purchased from a grower in the Perdeberg of Paarl.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed. Most of the components were barrel fermented with natural yeast.

Ageing potential

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