The Wine: The den wines are social wines to be enjoyed with friends and family. These wines are named for the den, the heart of all African wild dog communities. Flavour-packed, soft and juicy comfort wines for every day drinking.
Food Pairing: The den Shiraz is especially good with hearty French bistro cooking like grilled lamb chops with black olives, orange and fennel, pan fried duck breast with a fig and red wine butter sauce, Toulouse sausages with lentils or linguini with chorizo, tomato and roasted peppers.
Producer: Painted Wolf Wines
Winemaker : Jeremy Borg
Wine Region: W.O. Coastal region
At a Glance: Alc: 13.45% | R.S: 2.8g/l | T.A: 5.7g/l | Ph: 3.61
TYPE : White CLOSURE : Screw Cap
- 3 stars, 82 points – Platter 2020
Ageing: This wine can be enjoyed within four to five years from vintage.
In the Vineyard: The grapes for this wine have been harvested from Leeuwenkuil and Langvlei farms in Agter Paarl and Swartland.
In the cellar: Shiraz was harvested in the third and fourth week of Feb 2018. Most of the grapes were destalked and fermented in tanks with French oak staves, with malolactic and maturation being completed on staves. Approximately 20% of the wine was fermented in small open fermenters and hand-punched before being pressed off into small French and American oak barrels of varying ages.