Peloton Blanc 2018


W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s): Chenin Blanc 62% | Grenache Blanc 26% | Viognier 12%
Analysis:Alc: 12.67% | R.S: 3.3/l | T.A: 5.6g/l | pH: 3.36

Awards & accolades

  • Silver – Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2019
  • 4 stars, 87 points – Platter 2020

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 layered flavours of stone fruit, and citrus complemented with an attractive minerality and gentle oak. The wine is beautifully balanced, with a full rich mouth feel and a bright long finish.

Food suggestions

The wine has bright exotic flavours and goes with seafood, pork and chicken dishes, especially those with a South East Asian feel. It is also lovely with southern French cooking

The vineyard

Grapes sourced from Kasteelsig in the Swartland, Leeuwenkuil in Agter Paarl and the Voor Perdeberg region of Paarl

Winemaking

The grapes were handpicked then whole bunch pressed, settled and barrel fermented. Wild yeast strains are used. Southern French/ Rhone white blends serve as inspiration for this wine.

Ageing potential

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