Painted Wolf Wines is one of our favourite wineries. Not only do winemaker-owners Jeremy and Emma Borg make delicious wines, they also make wine for a great cause.
One of their best entry-level white wines is the varietal Chenin Blanc, harvested from a number of vineyard blocks in the Swartland region. The vines here have various ages of between 10 and 30 years, yielding ripe and expressive fruit.
The 2017 vintage, a third dry year on the trot, was created in two batch fermentations. The first, from early picked fruit, and a second, riper picking fermented with French oak staves. Once fermented, the wine is left for a few months on its lees (yeast cells) to add extra flavour and structure.
As the oak only makes up 50% of the blend, the result is a well-balanced and approachable flavour.
We've dropped the Chenin Blanc to under £10 with a brand new RRP of £9.95. We want as many wine lovers as possible to be introduced to Painted Wolf Wines and the Chenin is the best way to do it.
Recently, the wine picked up 90pts at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, adding to its awards cabinet of a Silver Medal in the Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2017/8 and the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2018.
It's a bright-style Chenin with notes of honeydew melon, pear, guava and hints of pineapple with a long, textured finish. Enjoy it simply chilled with macaroni cheese or coronation chicken.
The Borgs are a pair of passionate conservationists donate 5% of all UK revenue from Painted Wolf Wines to the TUSK Foundation to help aid the conservation of African wild dogs. African wild dogs, commonly nick-named 'painted wolves', are dangerously endangered and often overlooked due to their nature. However, these wild dogs are essential to the eco-system in Africa.
By enjoying a glass of Painted Wolf Wines you're helping to do good! If you fancy diving in and giving the Chenin Blanc a go, now under £10 at just £9.95, buy it here!