The Wine: A medium bodied wine with citrus, white peach and creamy aromas. The wine has a lovely texture with a long finish and fresh acid keeping it vivacious and vibrant.
Food Pairing:The wine has lovely texture and some complexity. Serve with smoked snoek pate with apricot relish or with a salad of roasted red peppers, Dalewood Huguenot cheese and rocket with anchovy vinaigrette, or salmon ravioli with salsa verde. Roast duck with honey, lavender and thyme would be seriously delicious with the wine too.
Grape: Roussanne 100%
Producer: Painted Wolf wines
Winemaker : Jeremy Borg
Wine Region: Paarl
At a Glance: ABV: 13.24% RS : 2.3g/l PH : 3.30 TA :5.3g/l
TYPE : White CLOSURE : Cork
Silver – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2017
Silver – International Wine Challenge 2017
4 Stars – Platter
Ageing: This wine should be drunk within 2 to 3 years of the vintage.
In the Vineyard: Roussanne is grown by Willy Mostert on the south eastern side of the Paardeberg. The wines are planted on decomposed granite soils.
In the cellar: The wine was fermented at our rented cellar on Koopmanskloof farm in Stellenbosch. We whole bunch pressed the grapes and settled the juice in tank before moving to 500 litre French oak barrels, about 25% new. Natural yeast was used to ferment the Roussanne. Malolactic fermentation was discouraged. After 11 months in wood, the wine was bottled. Only 2400 bottles were produced.