PERCHERON OLD VINE CINSAULT 2020

£7.89

Western Cape. Red fruits, cherries, a hint of spice and creamy refreshing acidity. Vegan

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Description

A bolder Cinsault and boy is it good. Red fruits, cherries, a hint of spice and creamy refreshing acidity. This is pure, elegant, restrained wine.

GRAPE Cinsault CLOSURE Screw cap
REGION Western Cape VEGETARIAN Yes
VINTAGE 2020 VEGAN Yes
ABV 14.5% ORGANIC No

DRY    |________*________|________|________|     SWEET

LIGHT  |________|________*________|________|     FULL BODIED

NO OAK  *________|________|________|________|    OAKY

Additional information

Boutinot South Africa

Boutinot South Africa is driven by our passion for discovery and desire to capture the real essence of South Africa in every bottle. It was the simple love of Loire Chenin Blanc that first led us to South Africa in 1994, where we pioneered the wild ferment style that has now been adopted by many producers in this region.Since then we have been exploring the country's amazing vineyards to make fabulous wines from specific sites and plots that scream location, location, terroir.. Our home-grown South African winemaking team of JD Rossouw, Ryno Booysen and Pierre Louw drive the energy and enthuasiam for expressing the loveliest wines from their country, along with Samantha Bailey's expertise in finesse. The key is knowing the characteristics of each plot, understanding the benefits each cultivar can bring, breaking rules and pushing boundaries. We use a combination of knowledge, a love of nature and science to create versatile, expressive and food-friendly wines from a country that has been making wine for 360 years.

Production

No irrigation is used on the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricting yield. All grapes are harvested by hand. Cinsault has bewilderingly been overlooked for so long in the Cape but is a grape variety we have proudly been championing for years – so it's great that this voice of the Cape's cool Atlantic vineyards is finally finding favour with wine drinkers. The vines are mostly 40 year old bush vines from hidden corners of the Cape. No irrigation is used on the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricted yield. The climate is perfect for viticulture with the low rainfall in summer months, tempered by cool afternoon breezes and the cold winters allowing the vines to rest and to build up reserves. All grapes are picked by hand at optimal phenolic ripeness, followed by a fermentation using delestage in which the juice is oxygenated which brings a lower concentration of tannins and a higher concentration of esters, key compounds that contribute fruitiness. The result is a wine, in which red fruit dominates full off and which is full of juiciness.

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