Generous, bright, lush and full bodied. Juicy red fruits. £8.59 (usual price £9.50)
Tasting Notes: Aromatic with heady aromas of fresh damsons, plum sauce, hoi sin and star anise. The palate reflects these with its bright, fresh and gently textural notes that marry together with delicate finesse. From 35-40 year old, unirrigated vines in Paarl, this old dame is remarkably light on her feet and says so much about why Boutinot have championed Cinsault from SA for over 10 years.
Along with the Cinsault, there is around 5% Franschhoek Cabernet Franc which releases a subtle fragrant herbal notes, minerality and freshness, along with a tiny blob of Swartland Malbec for its smooth lushness. The result is a wine full of lovely juiciness in which ripe red fruit dominates.
The label pays homage to the unique, ever-shifting soils and slopes of South Africa’s Cape mountains, formed over aeons of geological time. It illustrates the dry-grown, bush-vines of the Cinsault cultivar farmed here, where their roots dig deep into the Earth's layers foraging for sustenance in these harsh conditions.
Food Match : Anything driven by hoisin and plum sauce flavours, duck, goose and other dark meats or try with veggie spring rolls and Singapore noodles.
Grape : Cinsault with 5% Cabernet Franc
Producer : Wildeberg & Kompanjie
Country : Coastal Region, South Africa