Lone Wolf Cinsault 2019

R235.00

producer B Vintners

cultivar Cinsault

style  Dry Red

origin Stellenbosch, South Africa

story
It is a rather special story about an old vineyard in Stellenbosch. Cinsault planted in 1953, as a result of the unavailability of enough Pinotage planting material. The section of vines used for the production of the Lone Wolf Cinsault, forms part of a larger Pinotage vineyard and was planted to fully utilize the demarcated area of land. It was planted by chance, now 65 odd years later, we are cultivating and harvesting this piece of history separately and producing a stand-alone wine. Only 1000 bottles produced.      

tasting
It is a charming and eloquent expression of the variety. The nose shows cranberry, raspberry, and some red cherry notes, with a floral element that is underpinned by fragrant spices. It is light of touch on the palate but remains concentrated with bright acidity and powdery tannins, giving length to the dry finish.

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Additional Information

ageing potential Drinks exceptionally well now. Will benefit from cellaring for another 6 – 8 years

blend information 100% Cinsault

food suggestions Roast pork with herbs and fennel / Rack of venison served medium / Game fish on the grill – we love locally caught yellow tail

Accolades

2019 93 Christiaan Eedes www.winemag.co.za (2020)

2018 94+  Greg Sherwood MW (2019)

2018 93 Tim Atkin South African Report (2019)