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750 ml (Standard)

2018


Cultivar:

100% Cinsault

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

4 Stars - Platter's 93 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

12.30% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.8
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 7 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The wine shows delicate flavors of red cherries, cranberrys, peppery spice as well as a hint of Turkish Delight. Despite its delicacy, the palate is firm and concentrated with fine dry tannins.

Red Cherry
Red Cherry

Cranberry
Cranberry

Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight

White Pepper
White Pepper

The wines produced in the Helderberg ward of Stellenbosch are heavily influenced by cool sea breezes and ideal soil conditions. This allows for longer ripening periods, lower yields and all the associated benefits for the production of fine wines. Our mission is to produce wines that are expressive and individual, employing artisanal, non-interventionist principles in the vinification process. The guiding principle driving this process is that the winemaking must always respect the fruit and all cellar inputs serve the purpose of capturing the personality of the fruit, rather than imposing the winemakers vision for what the wine is supposed to taste like.

A single-vineyard wine from a dry-land, bushvine parcel situated on the lower foothills of the Helderberg West peak. The block was planted in 1964 on heavily weathered granitic soils and features a healthy sprinkling of Chenin Blanc, erroneously planted to replace dead Cinsault vines.

This Cinsault has been fermented and aged as naturally as possible, without intervention and in search of an authentic reflection of its origin. The grapes are de-stemmed into open top fermenters, including 30% whole bunches, and undergo a cold soaking for 3-5 days. The wine ferments naturally (without the addition of commercial yeast) for a period of 10 days during which it is punched down manually once per day. Thereafter it is gently basket pressed and moved by gravity into barrel.

The 2018 was raised for 9 months in seasoned French oak barrels. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered in November 2018.

Food pairing

An extremely versatile food wine that compliments everything from shellfish to white meats and on to aged cheeses.

Pork Poultry Beef Hard Cheese
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