That Wolf Is Loose 2018 (available)

OriginSouth Africa, Swartland
Grape variety(s)Chenin Blanco
Flavor TypeCinematic, round and mineral
Alcohol percentage12.5%
serving temperature14-16°C
Retention periodUp to eight years after harvest


This Chenin Blanc is the latest from Lotte’s hand. As of 2019, the wines are made by Lotte’s family and friends under the WineWolf Foundation project. Beautiful, ripe, full-bodied aroma and flavor. In the aroma and taste something of honey and ripe fruit. The wine has nice acidity, plenty of tension and length in aroma and flavor.


All grapes come from a vineyard on Paardeberg Mountain, south of Malmesbury in Swartland. The vineyard was planted in 1984, all vines are bush vines and the vineyard is not irrigated. From 2014, organic work has been carried out in the vineyards and no chemicals are used anymore. The soil consists of weathered granite and clay. The vineyard is located at an altitude of 280m and has a slope that faces south-west.


The date of harvest is determined by the taste of the grapes and not by the amount of sugar (Balling). The grapes were harvested early to preserve fresh acidity and achieve lower alcohol. The grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press using a slow pressing program to ensure that the juice is as pure and elegant as possible. After this it went directly into a concrete egg of 1600L for fermentation and raising. While educating, the wines are not crossed. The wines were bottled in February 2019. The wines were not clarified and filtered before bottling and minimal SO2 was added.

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