Peloton Rouge 2009

W.O. Coastal region

Cultivar(s): Pinotage 40% | Shiraz 24% | Merlot 23% | Grenache 7% | Mourvedre 6%
Analysis: Alc: 14% | R.S: 4.5g/l | T.A: 6.29g/l | Ph: 3.55

Awards & accolades

  • 4 stars and top non-Bordeaux blend from South Africa – Wine State
  • 3.5 stars – Platter 2011
  • Bronze medal – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012
  •  Top 5 Cape Blends 2014 – Perold Absa

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

The vineyard

Sourced from our pack member’s vineyards in Paarl, Stellenbosch and the Swartland.


The grapes were hand-picked.  All of the grapes, except Shiraz were hand sorted and crushed into small open fermenters, and hand punched 4 – 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 is drinking well now, however will continue to improve over the coming few years.