Twyfeling Cinsaut 2020
- South Africa
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
The growing season began with a balmy spring which ensured both a successful budburst and flowering. A moderate summer than settled in bringing fine winds through the vineyards, which helped keep the vines fresh and disease-free. As a result the grapes had a longer ripening period on the vine whilst producing wines that are fresh and lively with moderate alcohol levels.
Deep plum centre with purple rim.
Lovely fresh berry flavours with hints of tobacco, spice and savoury notes.
Luscious and concentrated although of medium body. A bold wine with an elegant structure.
- Winemaking Notes
This is our humble (and modern) take on what a Wellington bush vine Cinsaut could look like. The vineyard is harvested in 3 components, picked only days apart. The grapes are hand sorted, de-stemmed and slightly crushed. Spontaneous fermentation is facilitated with daily punch downs and pump overs. A total of 10% of the wine fermented as a whole bunch component and 10% with stem contact to add freshness and complexity. The wine spent extended time on the skins after fermentation. Followed by a 12 month maturation period in 225L and 500L French oak barrels. The 2020 vintage saw 10% new oak. Gently filtered.
- Growing Conditions
Bush vine vineyard called “Hermitage-Kop” on Twyfeling, Bovlei valley. Planted in 2003 this is a Cinsaut heritage site on the farm, as the previous Cinsaut planting here was in 1964.
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