Tasting notes: Painted Wolf Black Tip Mourvedre
Painted Wolf Black Tip Mourvedre. Multi award winning. Rich black fruit, smoky oak and a touch of leather on the nose. On the palate this wine is silky smooth with fine tannins and fresh acidity. This wine is delicious now but will continue to develop over ten years from vintage.
Try with braised beef shanks, sweet and sour pork, wild mushroom risotto or Mexican-style ostrich in mole, melted cheese toastie or salt-baked Gruyere.
In 2006, Emma and Jeremy Borg decided to create a wine company with two main aims – to raise money to build a more hopeful future for endangered African wild dogs and to allow Jeremy to pursue his ambitions as a winemaker, which he has done with great determination and flair.
Creating the company involved many wonderful collaborations with friends from all walks of life, and over the years, with the help of these exceptional people, Painted Wolf Wines has grown to become a leading producer of award winning wines. They now have three distinctive and memorable ranges, are never afraid to try something a little bit off the beaten track and have raised around R3.5 million (£145,787.48) and a further considerable sum for social upliftment projects.
This brooding, delicious wine is named for Black Tip, the incredible alpha female of the Nkakasanda pack of Painted Wolves in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe. She was immortalised in the BBC documentary series ‘Dynasties’
The grapes are from Kasteelsig vineyard, owned by Billy (Guillermo) Hughes, and are organically certified. Soil is red Glenrosa with some Oakleaf – shale-rich duplex soils. The vineyards are not irrigated.
The grapes were fermented with natural yeast in open tanks and a small, manually-rotating steel tank (20% whole-bunches). Malolactic conversion and maturation took place in small French and American oak barrels (20% new) for 8 months. Total production 2,800 bottles.
For more information about the producer: https://www.paintedwolfwines.com/