Stories Cinsaut 2021
WINE OF ORIGIN: SWARTLAND
Manual harvesting of bush vine vineyards. After destemming the fermentation were maintained at a controlled temperature (24-26 °C) in an open-top tank. Pump-overs and rack & returns were done 4 times daily until fermentation reached 10°B, from then only once a day to promote freshness.
Varietal composition: 100% Cinsaut
Type of wine: Red
Geographical location: Swartland
Vineyard: Bush vines, 5ton/ha
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Total acidity: 5.3 g/L
Volatile acidity: 0.67 g/l
Residual sugar: 4.3 g/l
The perspective with this wine was to express the fresh red fruit characteristic of Cinsaut with very subtle and accessible tannins/extract. Aromas of red fruit, almost strawberry like were not overpowered with secondary oak flavours and for that reason it was matured for only 6 months in older 225lt barrels.
Most enjoyable with pasta and mild cheeses or to enjoy on its own.