Natte Valleij Cinsault 2015
Superb fruit expression with silky soft tannins. A Cinsault the experts have been praising.
When Alex Milner graduated from Elsenburg College he wanted to make a name for himself by producing great wines that weren’t the normal Cabernet or Shiraz you find everywhere. Cinsault had been an early hero of the South African wine landscape, and his trips to France to learn hands-on how they do things there had fostered something of a love affair with the cultivar. If this wine were a book it would be as much a detective novel as a literary masterpiece. To find the right fruit Alex had to go searching. Literally chatting to farm workers on the road asking who/where had good Cinsault vines. He then secured access to that specific fruit and the rest of the story is in the bottle, ready for you to discover. On the palate one is taken by the soft and velvety character and mouth-watering acidity, it becomes almost sensual in your glass. Modest oaking of 12 months preserves a beautifully seductive length. This bottle is finished off with a cork and burgundy wax.
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