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Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc 2022


About this Wine

Similar to the previous vintage The Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc 2022 offers a vibrant and refreshing experience of South African Chenin Blanc. This Chenin Blanc vines are nurtured in the fertile soils of the Western Cape. This terroir, coupled with abundant sunshine and cool breezes, contributes to the development of the crisp freshness and aromatic complexity intrinsic to the Chenin Blanc varietal. It is seen to be Social wines to be enjoyed with friends and family. The den wines are named for the den, the heart of all painted wolf communities. Flavour-packed, soft and juicy comfort wines. The Grapes were harvested from Leeuwenkuil farm and several other locations in the Swartland. These vineyards are not irrigated and the vines are primarily bush vines

Technical Notes

  • Grape Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Vineyard Location: Western Cape, South Africa
  • Vineyard Management: Sustainable farming practices
  • Harvesting: Grapes are hand-harvested at the peak of ripeness to ensure optimal flavor concentration
  • Fermentation: Fermented in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures to preserve the varietal’s characteristic freshness
  • Aging: Aged on lees to add complexity and texture
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Bottling: Bottled at the winery to maintain quality and consistency

Scores & Reviews

2023 Prescient Chenin Blanc Top 10

93 pts

90% Chenin Blanc, 10% Viognier. Spontaneously fermented in tank. Top notes of hay and dried herbs before peach and citrus on the nose while the palate has good purity and focus – lean and fresh with a long, dry finish. Plenty of zip.

Tasting Notes

Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc 2022 shares many similarities to the previous vintage with new subtle nuances but with the same bright flavors and captivating aromas that truly reflect South African Chenin Blanc. The nose reveals an enticing blend of ripe peach, green apple, and tropical fruits, backed by subtle floral undertones and a hint of honey. On the palate, the vibrant fruit flavors are balanced by a crisp acidity, giving the wine a refreshing and well-rounded profile. Notes of juicy peach and apple meld seamlessly with a touch of honey and a hint of minerality, creating a wine that is both lively and complex. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering impression of the bright fruit flavors and a whisper of honeyed sweetness. This wine pairs wonderfully with a wide range of foods, from seafood and poultry to creamy pasta dishes, making it an excellent choice for any occasion.