Piekenierskloof Cinsault 2018

R130.00

An elegant and velvety wine with good colour and concentration for Cinsault. Red berries and cherries, savoury black olives and black spice. Well balanced with lively fine tannins and an elegant complexity on a long finish.

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Description

In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloofregion from vineyards that were planted in 1976. These vineyards are all unirrigated bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare.

Harvest Date
Second week of March.

Winemaking
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 24°C. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank, 50% of the wine is maturedfor 12 months,2, 3 and 4thfill in 500L French oakbarrels and the rest in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Note
An elegant and velvety wine with good colour and concentration for Cinsault. Red berries and cherries, savoury black olives and black spice. Well balanced with lively fine tannins and an elegant complexity on a long finish.

Additional information

Production Area

Piekenierskloof

Cultivar

100% Cinsault

Alcohol

14.14 vol %

pH

3.48

Total Acid

5.1 g/l

Residual Sugar

2.6 g/l

Food Pairing

Reduced bone marrow tomato pasta with black olives to give it a Mediterranean twist. Also goes well with seafood, sushi, pizza, pasta and chicken dishes

Serving Temperature

10 – 12 0 C

Cellar

5 – 6 years

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