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Swartland Cinsault

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R 300

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

100% Cinsault

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

92 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

12.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: 1.6
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 7 yrs
Origin: Swartland Appellation: Swartland

Tasting Notes:

Bright fruits with a lovely textured structure, almost blowsy and lively in its character. Perfumed red fruits and an elegance of length.

Raspberry
Raspberry

Red Cherry
Red Cherry

Redcurrant
Redcurrant

Spices
Spices

Cinsault was once the most widely planted cultivar in South Africa. It adapted well to our environment and helped produced some of the Cape's great blends of yester year. The mere reason that Prof Perold used it in in breeding Pinotage is testament to its success in our soils. It has since fallen from popularity. The all too often story of the unrelenting drive of “consumerism”. Wine growers instead of planting what history had told them would work, where instead dictated to by global wine trends. It has been said that Cinsault is the best cultivar at expressing Terrior and this began our exploration of Cape Cinsault.

Bush vines planted in 1986 on decomposed Malmesbury shale. The vineyard is situated on an eastern facing slope, which catches the early morning sun and a beautiful block to be in at sunrise.

Picked in mid-February. Destalked with 20% of the stems being left to dry in the sun for the day and then added back into the tank for fermentation. Fermentation spans 10 days with only manual pigeage allowing lovely seductive tannin extraction. The wine is then pressed in our manual basket press.

Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in 2500L French foudre, named Susanna. It is aged for 12 months in foudre.

Food pairing

Goes well with pork ribs or pork chops, beef carpaccio and cheese.

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