A rich textured wine which will pair well with Sunday roast pork with all the trimmings, rich flavoured fish such as kingklip, halibut or turbot. It is lovely with a risotto flavoured with Gorgonzola and walnuts or prawns and saffron, or a rich festive biriyani.
Pictus VI will mature in bottle for 4 – 6 years from vintage.
Created from Grenache Blanc produced by the Foundry in Stellenbosch blended with old vine Chenin Blanc grapes grown on two sites in the Agter Paarl and Viognier from Kasteelsig Vineyard, both of which were vinified by our winemaker Jeremy Borg, who then put together this blend.
2017 was a dry vintage. We are usually able to buy Roussanne and Viognier grapes, but not in 2016. We vinified the Chenin and Viognier.
The Grenache Blanc is surplus to requirement for a highly regarded wine, and we were thrilled to be able to buy this wine. The grapes were hand-picked into small baskets and whole bunch pressed. Both Chenin and Viognier were barrel fermented with wild yeast in 500 litre, new, second fill and older barrels, and left on lees for 9 months. Grenache Blanc and Roussanne were also barrel fermented in older barrels.