Peloton Rouge 2012


W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s): Pinotage 86% | Grenache 8% | Cinsault 6%
Analysis: Alc: 14.4% | R.S: 4g/l | T.A: 5.73g/l | Ph: 3.34

Awards & accolades

  • 3 Stars – Platter
  • 87 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
  • Bronze Medal – Veritas 2015
  • Double Silver – 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

A lively, spicy Cape Blend with a full rich mouth feel and a velvety long finish.

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 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.