Cape Hunting Red Blend, Madach 2011


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W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s): Shiraz 42% | Pinotage 32 % | Mourvedre 18% | Grenache 8%
Analysis: Alc: 14% | R.S: 3g/l | T.A: 6g/l | Ph: 3.47

Awards & accolades

Silver medal  – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016Top 5 – Absa Perold Top 10 Cape Blends Competition 2014

The story of this wine

Madach is the slang used over the radio and in general conversation by game rangers in South Africa’s lowveld, the area in and around the famous Kruger National Park. Painted Wolves are very rare in the Kruger Park, despite years of effort to develop a larger population here. This wine is presented in some markets as Jemma Red.

Tasting notes

A spicy and beautifully poised Cape Rhonish Blend with lively black fruit and a long energetic 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

From our pack vineyards in Paarl and the Swartland. About 50 percent of the grapes for this wine are sourced off Kasteelsig vineyard in Swartland, which is organically certified

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.

THE DEN

A social wine to be enjoyed with friends and family. Named for THE DEN, the heart of the Wild Dog community. Flavour packed, soft and juicy comfort wines for every day drinking.

PELOTON

A pack of Wild Dogs and a pack of cyclists share the same goal. Whether it is food for the pack or the end of a long road, what remains is the bond between pack members and the ability to unwind and enjoy the company. Company made all the more enjoyable by sharing a good wine, a love of wide open spaces and the Wild Dogs who roam them.

THE PACK

High quality wines carefully hand crafted from our 3 Pack members’ grapes including a number of single vineyard wines named after the vineyard owners.

PICTUS

Named after Lycaon Pictus, the scientific name for Painted Wolf. Each edition of this deluxe Rhone style blend is as rare and beautiful as the Wild Dogs we support. Each year we choose a painting from one of our pack artists to feature on the label and each year we match estimated Wild Dog numbers with the number of bottle we produce. In most cases, the original painting is sold at auction with proceeds donated to wild dog research and conservation.

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