Painted Wolf Pictus Swartland South Africa 2011

Per bottle £22.99

Quick Facts

  • Brand Painted Wolf
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • ABV 14.70%
  • Vintage 2011
  • Country South Africa
  • Country Region Swartland
  • Grape Variety Grenache
  • Closure Cork
Per bottle - £22.99
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Intro to Painted Wolf  The Pictus –

Painted Wolf The Pictus from Swartland South Africa is an intense brooding full bodied spicy blend with good balance and a long finish.

Full tasting note and wine making –

The grapes for Painted Wolf The Pictus are sourced from Malmesbury in Swartland from unirrigated vineyards that are undergoing organic conversion. The grapes were handpicked into small baskets and taken to the cellar where they were hand sorted and crushed into small open fermenters. The wine was pressed in a basket press and aged in a blend of French (80%) and American (20%) casks for 18 months with approximately 40% new wood. The aim was to create a powerful satisfying wine with a rich harmonious palate and a long finish, and an excellent partner for a wide range of dishes. The wine was bottled in January 2011 and will continue to age in bottles for another 10 years.

Painted Wolf Wines was founded by Jeremy and Emma Borg, drawing inspiration from the African Wild Dog, and to quote there own Painted Wolf pack is a community of talented individuals who bring the best available grapes, technical and practical skills to Painted wolf, allowing us to craft a range of delicious, authentic satisfying wines.
Jeremy has over 20 years experience working with wineries in USA, UK and in South Africa and has a keen understanding of both wine making and the market and set out with a fresh and different approach. The goal is to build a community of passionate caring individuals who through grapes and teamwork bring the best available technical and practical skills to Painted Wolf. Jeremy is a visionary, with a burning passion to develop Painted Wolf Wines into an exceptional organisation, true to their mantra ‘Persistently remarkable, remarkably persistent’.
Emma draws on her wide experiences from working in hotel, catering and safari camp management, and collected whilst travelling and working on her adventures in various parts of the world. Having worked as a freelance photographer in the Cape winelands for the past few years, her work has been published in many wine books and publications. She is utilises her photographic and networking skills to tell the Painted Wolf story.

Drink with –

Pairs well with meaty dishes with spicy flavours and BBQ food too.

Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.

Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.

Click and Collect Service

If you wish to collect your order from Flagship Wines shop at 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP please click on this option at checkout. There is no charge for this service.

Delivery Charges

Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.

Postal delivery of tasting tickets and vouchers is also FREE if this option is chosen.

Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.

Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery

Please leave clear instructions in the special instructions section on the checkout page so the wine can be left in a safe place to suit you. As our delivery service requires a signature then if your wine is not signed for it is left at your risk and losses are not replaceable. If instructions are not left a card will be put through your door asking you to contact the carrier to arrange re-delivery or collection within 2 days.

Special Instructions

Please also provide directions in the special instructions box at the checkout to the delivery address if it is hard to find.

Non UK Mainland addresses

For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.

The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:

AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3

If you would like to arrange delivery to any addresses that are not covered here please contact us on 01727 865309 or by email to and we will ascertain the correct charges for you.

Out of Stock

If any items you ordered are out of stock we will contact you as soon as possible.

Please contact us by phone on 01727 865309 or by email within 48 hours if your wine doesn’t reach you in perfect condition.

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