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 open-top oak fermenters, 20% whole bunch before 10 months of maturation in third- and fourth-fill barrels. On the nose, a hint of lavender before black cherry, earth and spice. The palate […]

April 3, 2017
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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 of Darling and Paardeberg grapes, the wine saw no oak in its production. On the nose, some floral fragrance and candy floss before red cherry and strawberry while the palate displays […]

April 3, 2017
by Christian
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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 planted on the outskirts of Wellington, alongside the dirt road down which ox-wagons laboured into town. The first and unanswerable question is – why? These were bad times in the Cape […]

April 3, 2017
by Tim James
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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 jointly hosted by Wine Cellar and WOSA (watch here). Based on my experience of the modern incarnations, it seems that it generally makes “smashable” wines – it is very much on […]

September 23, 2016
by Christian
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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 tbsp (30ml) sugar 3 tbsp (45ml) vegetable oil To make the plum dressing: Roughly chop up five of the plums, discarding the pits […]

January 26, 2016
by Christian
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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 from a 40-year-old Groenekloof vineyard, it’s bigger and bolder than many of its contemporaries, coming in at 15% abv and matured for 18 months in 500-litre barrels, 20% new. The nose […]

December 15, 2015
by Christian
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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 back label of Pofadder 2014, the Swartland Cinsault in Eben Sadie’s Die Ouwingerdreeks (The Old Vine Series). Plenty of berry fruit (cherries, wild strawberries) plus some black olive, fynbos and earth. […]

August 31, 2015
by Christian
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Silwervis 2014

Charging R275 a bottle might not be a lot in an international context but it’s still ambitious by local standards, especially if it’s for a single-variety Cinsaut but that’s precisely what Ryan Mostert has done with his Silwervis 2014. Is it worth the money? The aromatics are very floral with notes of red geranium and […]

July 23, 2015
by Christian
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