The First Drop
Jeremy Borg has won countless awards for his Pinotage, none more so than for Guillermo. It will turn even the greatest sceptic. He’s been shortlisted for Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for Guillermo Pinotage 2013
Founded by Jeremy and Emma Borg, drawing inspiration from the African Wild Dog, the Painted Wolf pack is a community of talented individuals who bring the best available grapes, technical and practical skills to Painted wolf, allowing them to craft a range of delicious, authentic satisfying wines. By harnessing the energy and expertise of a number of talented individuals they have created a company which not only crafts delicious wines, but which strives to be socially and environmentally responsible, nimble, effective and most importantly fun and rewarding to work for and be associated with.
An intense, rich wine packed with flavours of ripe blueberry and mulberry, exotic spice and creamy vanilla with evident ripe tannins and a long lingering finish.
This Pinotage can withstand strong flavours like Chilli con Carne.
Pinotage grapes were sourced from the Kasteelsig vineyard which is owned by Painted Wolf Pack members Billy (Guillermo) and Penny Hughes. The grapes are organically farmed and will be fully organically certified in the 2013 vintage. The site is primarily red Glenrosa soil with some Oakleaf – both shale rich duplex soils. The vineyards are irrigated. Kasteelsig vineyard supplies grapes for some of South Africans top boutique wines. Yields are round 8 tons to the hectare.
The grapes were hand picked into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were hand sorted, destalked and gently crushed. The wine fermented in small open fermented bins with 4 punch downs per day. Before the wine was totally dry, the wines was pressed and placed in oak barrels to complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation.