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What does the future hold for SA Cinsaut?

The biggest insight to arise out of a recent Cape Winemakers Guild technical tasting on Cinsaut presented by Etienne le Riche of Le Riche...

Fairview Old Paarl Bushvines Cinsault 2016

And now Fairview also comes to the Cinsaut/Cinsault party with this 2016 from Paarl vineyards over 30 years in age, winemaking involving fermentation in...

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cinsault 2016

Cinsaut/Cinsault’s shift from fringe to mainstream continues apace with the Cellar Selection 2016 from Kleine Zalze selling for R67 a bottle. From a combination...

Tim James: On SA’s oldest red-wine vineyard

Around 120 years ago – let’s say in 1900, to fit with the formal record, though that was made later – a vineyard was...

Talking Cinsaut

How prominently is Cinsaut set to feature in the South African wine industry’s future? Yesterday, a panel discussion and tasting of some leading examples...

Recipe: Plum, pancetta and watercress salad

A perfect summer starter Serves 4 150g watercress, washed 10 ripe plums, washed 125g pancetta, fried until crispy 125g buffalo mozzarella, torn 1 tbsp (15ml) white balsamic vinegar 4 sprigs thyme 2...

Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Cinsaut Noir 2012

The Vineyard Selection Cinsaut Noir 2012 from Neil Ellis Wines presents a different take on the variety that’s rapidly becoming all the rage. Grapes...

The Old Vine Series Pofadder 2014

“This bottle of wine celebrates a grape that poses many challenges in the vineyard and in the cellar and keeps us humble” reads the...