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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2010
Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2010
(search item no. 115703)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An intense, rich wine packed with flavors of ripe blueberry, mulberry and mocha, exotic spice and creamy vanilla with evident ripe tannins and a long lingering finish.

Guillermo Pinotage is a great partner spicy savory Mexican and south western dishes, such as carne asada, birria, bbq Texas hot links or brisket. It is also delicious with Indian dishes such as Lamb Rogan Josh or Biriyani.

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About Painted Wolf:

THE PAINTED WOLF WINE COMPANY is a new South African wine company which over the coming years will develop a fantastic premium wine brand - PAINTED WOLF. Painted Wolf was formed in mid 2007 by Jeremy and Emma Borg. Jeremy, who has had experience working with wine companies and brands in USA, UK and here in South Africa has a keen understanding of both wine production and the market. He set out to develop a company and wine brand which has a fresh different approach.

Our goal was to bring together our own Painted Wolf pack. We sought out a group of individuals who would be able to bring the best available technical and practical skills to Painted Wolf, as well as providing funding to get the business going. By harnessing the energy and expertise of a number of talented individuals we plan to create a company which will not only make delicious wines, but which will be socially and environmentally responsible, nimble, effective and most importantly fun and rewarding to work for and to be associated with. The basic ethos of Painted Wolf is team work, persistence and a driving ambition to be remarkable in everything we do. Our mantra is "remarkably persistent, persistently remarkable"

The company is very young , and there is much to do to before we can even closely reach our goals. We plan to enrol support and comment from other people as we go about developing Painted Wolf, with plans to develop an extensive global pack of Painted Wolf wine lovers and conservation crazy individuals. Partners in all key wine markets will be brought on board. The key element reason for PAINTED WOLF is our support for the conservation of African Wild Dogs, and interest in other conservation. We will make delicious wines, the enjoyment of which will draw people into exploring our web site and our conservation world.

Jeremy and Emma Borg have a long association with some of Southern African most respected conservation figures, and through this association will develop the ties needed to give the project a high level of interest and credibility.