Wolf & Woman Pinotage 2022


From the start the intention was to make a lighter style Pinotage. Two different vineyards on the Paardeberg is used for this wine, 90% from a vineyard planted on granitic soils in 1973 and the other 10% from a younger vineyard growing at 350m altitude.

Two pickings were done from both vineyards, providing berries with varying characteristics, adding extra depth to the final wine. Grapes are rested in a cold room overnight, after bunch sorting the next day, grapes are transferred to open-top fermenters. 15% is kept whole bunch and the rest whole berry. Cold soaking takes about 3 days before fermentation starts naturally. After fermentation, the wine is left on the skins for 10 days before pressing into 300lt and 500lt barrels for 10 months maturation.

Frangrance of dark cherries, red currant, herbs and spice. Savoury fruit concentration on the palate with a bright fresh acidity on the grippy finish.

ANALYSIS: Alc 12.7% | pH 3.8 | RS 1.1 g/l | TA 5.1 g/l

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What’s in the name? Jolandie’s husband, Gustav, send her this quote a long time ago:
“some days I am more wolf than woman, and I am still learning how to stop apologising for my wild”
So when the new wine needed a name, this came to mind again.

There are many parallels that can be drawn between women and wolves. Loyal, protective, wild and beautiful, both know the unknowable and sense the unseen.

Jolandie Fouché, winemaker and owner of Wolf and Woman, is a lady to not judge lightly. Woman, wife, mother and gentle friend, she has a strong will to produce exceptional wine from special vineyards.
We are privileged and proud supporters of all her wines.

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