Peloton Blanc 2014


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W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s):Viognier 36% | Chenin Blanc 35% | Roussanne 16% | Chardonnay 10% | Marsanne 3%
Analysis: Alc: 12.88% | R.S: 2.9g/l | T.A: 6.4g/l | Ph: 3.32

Awards & accolades

91 Points – Cape Wine Blend 20164 stars – Platter

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, minerality and citrus complimented with 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 a number of vineyards in Paarl and in the Swartland.

Winemaking

The grapes were handpicked and whole-bunch pressed. Components were fermented separately with roughly 40% of the wine being barrel fermented or aged and the balance fermented in tanks with various French oak staves. Both wild and commercial yeast strains were used for different components. 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.

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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