The Cinsault vines were planted in 1989 and are grown on sandy soils lining the banks of the Moddergat River. They are bush vines and keep fruit within the canopy, away from direct sunlight. There is no irrigation in this vineyard so it produces a small crop but one with lovely concentration and we harvested early during ripening to retain maximum freshness.
About the Wine Maker
Founded in 1998 by pioneers Ben Radford and Alex Dale, we continue to follow sustainable agricultural methods and light-handed, minimal additive winemaking at our two cellars; on the ocean-facing granite slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in Stellenbosch and in our certified Organic Estate up in the Mountains in cool-climate Elgin.
Another esoteric varietal from around Stellenbosch, near us. More fresh than the Gamay, the Cinsault has cranberry, crunchy dark cherry character and grippier tannins. This wine has attitude but delivers as much refreshment as the Gamay.
Alcohol: 12 %
Bottle Size: 750ml
Bottles Per Case: 12