Percheron Old Vines Cinsault 2011 (Western Cape, South Africa)

  • WINEMAKER/CELLAR:
    Marinda Kruger van Eck
  • BLEND:
    Cinsault
  • APPELLATION:
    Western Cape, South Africa

Percheron Old Vines Cinsault 2011

The Percheron horses were first used in South Africa at the beginning of the 20th century. They can still be seen today grazing and working in the vineyards where the vines for this wine are grown.

South African Marinda Kruger van Eck, the winemaker, really knows how to get the most out of the grapes from very old bush vines, up to 65 years old.

An untraditional style, where elegance and true character prevail over colour and intensity. Gently compelling with aromas of the earth and stony minerality. The palate includes red fruits, cherries, a hint of spice and creamy refreshing acidity. This is pure, elegant, restrained Cinsault.

Commended – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012