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Cinsaut has been the forgotten hero of great South African blends from as far back as the 60's. So much so, that when Danie Jnr presented his dad with a barrel sample of his own personal project, Danie Snr exclaimed, "That's the best Pinot noir you've ever made!"
Lovely dense earthy savory sun dried strawberry and bramble berry fruit nose. Full and fleshy, this is showy, bright and mouthwatering, displaying a crunchy edge, saline acidity and a fine sweet macerated red currant finish.
IN THE VINEYARD:
Skuinsberg Cinsaut was planted in 1991 on the steepest slope on Kaapzicht: hence the name Skuinsberg/steephill. (The steep hills have claimed quite a few tractors over the past 40 years!) The soil has low potential, weathered granite - resulting in smaller berries and lower yields. On average we get between 10 - 13 tons from the 2.1 ha block.
IN THE CELLAR:
Grapes hand-harvested from the steepest slopes on Kaapzicht Estate planted in 1991. The grapes are crushed and destemmed and fermented with an inoculated culture of biodynamic yeast for 4 days on the skins. After completion of malo-lactic conversion, the wine is racked and transferred to 225L old barrels for ageing. After 10 months in barrel the wine is blended and bottled