Cinsault 2019

R1,950.00 excl. VAT / case
R325.00 / bottle

Clear bright, with fresh purple hues. The nose shows an assortment of aromas such as black current and sour cherry coulis, black forest cake with a hint of pine needles, black truffle, and lavender. The palate is soft and elegant, displaying the flavours of black cherry compote, red berries, cloves, lingering with mustardy pepperiness into a long finish. The tannins are soft with a well- integrated fresh acidity.
SKU: 6009-900-327-167-19 Category:
Tasting Notes Clear bright, with fresh purple hues. The nose shows an assortment of aromas such as black current and sour cherry coulis, black forest cake with a hint of pine needles, black truffle, and lavender. The palate is soft and elegant, displaying the flavours of black cherry compote, red berries, cloves, lingering with mustardy pepperiness into a long finish. The tannins are soft with a well- integrated fresh acidity. Viticulture Made from a dryland bushvine vineyard planted in 1979. This vineyard yield around 1,4 ton/ha, making the grapes and the wine extremely expensive. Very low yield of exceptional fruit. The vineyard face West, with decompose granite (extremely old) soil. The soil, adds to the minerality in the wine. Viniculture From a dry land bush vine single vineyard planted in 1974. Certified as a Heritage Vineyard. All fruit picked by hand into small crates, at 24 ° Balling. A small potion of the wine was fermented whole bunch in 500L open barrels with stalk while the larger potion of the wine was fermented whole bunch in stainless steel tanks. 33% wooded in 2nd fill 500L oak barrels for 14 months. Serving Suggestions Serve a touch cooler than your usual red wines and enjoy it with a Beef fillet or game with cranberry sauce, seared tuna, mushroom risotto, raspberry crème brulee. Awards Michelangelo Wine Awards 2020 - Gold, John Platter 2020 - 4 and a half stars, Tim Atkin 2020 Report - 91 Points
Analysis
Vintage:
2019
Cultivar:
Cinsault
Apellation:
Wellington
Alcohol:
14 % vol
PH:
3,55
Total Acidity:
5 g/l
Sugar:
2,9 g/l
Optimum Drinking:
From 2020
Oak:
33% wooded, 2nd fill 500 L barrels 14 months
Ageing:
14 months
Production:
2230 bottles
Terroir
Aspect:
Southwest Facing
Trellising:
Bush Vines
Climate:
Cold winters, very hot summers
Rainfall:
450 - 600 mm/year
Geology:
Decomposed Granite
Hectares:
2,16 ha
Yield:
1,4 tons/ha
Planted:
1974
Harvested:
March 2019