Painted Wolf ‘The Den’ Chenin Blanc
A medium weight and rounded style of Chenin with a little oak – flavour-packed, soft and juicy comfort wines for every day drinking.
The wine is blended from three distinct batches from the Swartland region – cold fermented, oak contact (staves) with 50% of the juice and significant lees contact. The result has a great texture and a long layered finish.
Painted Wolf is now the preferred name for South Africa’s Wild Dog. The winery both supports the conservation of this species and draws inspiration from it – the wines, like the animal, are colourful, energetic and balanced in full flight.
With a shared philosophy and passion Painted Wolf donate 5% of their turnover to TUSK, a long established charity helping the rarest and most endangered of Africa’s animals including the dwindling numbers of African Wild Dogs.
This wine has a fruity aroma and flavours of tropical fruit. Sweet melon, pear, peaches and pineapple with an underlying savoury minerality. The wine has a great texture and a long, layered finish with bright acidity keeping it fresh and vibrant.
About the Producer
Painted Wolf Wine Co.
Painted Wolf was founded by Jeremy and Emma Borg whose winemaking adventures began in 2005 with a friend offering some grapes that were surplus to requirements. Their ‘home fermentation’ experiment has led, via the help of winemaking experts and international finance, to a full time operation.
Painted Wolf do not own their own cellar but make a ‘den’ in a winery which can change from vintage to vintage. ‘The pack’ is made of growers who provide the grapes and wine makers who give assistance. Fruit is sourced from Kasteelsig in Swartland, (one of the most highly rated vineyards in South Africa), Devon Hills in Stellenbosch and Southern Cross and Leeuwenkuil, in Paarl, the latter is the current home to the ‘den’.