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We've looked at some of the Painted Wolf wines in the past in the Wine Club, but I thought this was an interesting one to include given that it is barrel-fermented, making it very different from a lot of the South African Chenin Blanc available in the UK. It's also a great opportunity to support the charity again, and the South African Wild Dog that adorns the label.

We've looked at some of the Painted Wolf wines in the past in the Wine Club, but I thought this was an interesting one to include given that it is barrel-fermented, making it very different from a lot of the South African Chenin Blanc available in the UK. It's also a great opportunity to support the charity again, and the South African Wild Dog that adorns the label.

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Chenin Blanc is harvested from a number of blocks on farms which border Agter Paarl/ Swartland, from both irrigated and dry farmed vines of 20 to 40 years old. This wine was made from ripe grapes picked to deliver a rich flavour and texture. A portion of the wine was treated in a conventional manner, with about 30% being fermented with a small number of French oak staves at 15 Celsius until about 10 balling and then cooled down to 6 degrees (to bring a Loire winter to the wine) where it continued to slowly ferment for a further 2 months building glycerol and texture in the wine. The cooling is then turned off bringing spring to the wine, and allowing a further period of slow fermentation.

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  1. Painted Wolf Chenin Blanc, Swartland

    Painted Wolf Chenin Blanc, Swartland, 2012 75cl

    Intensely flavoured and well textured white that has peach and melon fruit flavour in abundance. In the mouth this is well supported by vanilla notes from the oak-aging and the finish is long and fresh.

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