Kaapzicht Terrior Range Skuinsberg Cinsaut 2022
Kaapzicht Terrior Range Skuinsberg Cinsaut 2022

    Kaapzicht Terrior Range Skuinsberg Cinsaut 2022

    R 235.00

    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!"

    TASTING NOTE:

    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

    Alc: 12%

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