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Waterkloof Seriously Cool Cinsault 2013

Gummiberry juice.

The 2013 vintage of Seriously Cool Cinsault is the same smashable vein as the maiden 2012 (see here) if a teeny-weeny bit not as tight and focused. Grapes from Helderberg bush vines more than 40 years old, vinfication involving spontaneous, … [Read more...]

Collaboration Cinsaut 2011

Easy come, easy go.

This wine (approximate retail price R105) is a collaborative effort between and winemaker Louis Nel of Louis Wines and chefs Craig Cormack and Bertus Basson, and winemaker Louis Nel. Look out for the hidden suitcase on the label -  think Afrikaans … [Read more...]

Waterkloof Seriously Cool Cinsaut 2012

Purple heart.

The Seriously Cool Cinsaut from Waterkloof in Somerset West (R95 a bottle) is another wine which lends momentum to the revival of this variety we seem to be witnessing. From Helderberg bushvines planted in 1964 and 1974, the wine underwent … [Read more...]

Bosman Family Vineyards Cinsaut 2012

Back to the future.

A small portion of Cinsaut is used in the innovative red blend called called Adama from Bosman Family Vineyards and now winemaker Corlea Fourie has made a single variety version available exclusively to members of the property’s wine club (see … [Read more...]

Stellenrust Old Bush Vine Cinsaut 2011

The start of something big.

Scrutinise this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show results and you’ll notice a Cinsaut 2011 from Stellenrust in Stellenbosch won a silver medal in the “best niche red varieties” class. Though Cinsaut plantings have declined dramatically over the … [Read more...]