Peloton Rouge 2011


W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s): Shiraz 46% | Pinotage 32% | Mourvedre 16% | Grenache 5% | Viognier 1%
Analysis: Alc: 14.5% | R.S: 3.4g/l | T.A: 5.7g/l | Ph: 3.55

Awards & accolades

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

A fruit packed spicy Rhone influenced Cape Blend with a good structure; full rich mouth feel and a velvety long finish with evident tannins.

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

The vineyard

Sourced from our pack members vineyards in Paarl, Stellenbosch and the Swartland.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-picked and crushed into small open fermenters. We hand punched 4 to 5 times daily during fermentation. This wine was pressed off in our small basket press and straight into barrel. Shiraz was fermented in a tank with long traditional toast French staves.

Ageing potential

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