Natte Valleij Cinsault Collector’s Pack
A rare collection terroir-specific, micro-production South African Cinsault from a master of the cultivar.”
Each collector’s case contains one bottle each of the below:
Swartland Cinsault 2017 – 12.5%
Bush vines planted in 1986 on decomposed Malmesbury shale. Selected fruit was de-stalked with 20% of the stalks left to dry in the sun before being added to the fermentation tank. Fermentation spanned 10 days before being gently pressed manually and moved to concrete egg for 12 months.
Look for bright fruits in a lively and elegant wine.
Stellenbosch Cinsault 2017 – 12%
Helderberg bush vines planted in 1974, making this the oldest vineyard in the collection and also the closest to the ocean, on decomposed granite. Selected fruit was destalked and fermented for 10 days before being gently pressed manually in a basket press. Aged for 12 months in concrete egg.
Look for great firmness, good tannins and purity of fruit. Aristocratic.
Darling Cinsault 2017 – 13.5%
From the most isolated parcel in the collection. Bush vines planted in 1978 on Malmesbury and granite soils. De-stalked, with 20% whole-bunch. Pressed by manual basket-press before being placed in sea-soned French oak.
Supple and harmonious, very floral which is a signature of Darling Cinsault. Textured and elegant.
Simonsberg-Paarl Cinsault 2017 – 13.5%
Bush vines planted in 1993 on decomposed granite soils, making this the youngest parcel in the collection. The vineyard sits overlooking the tiny village of Klapmuts. This is the earliest ripening parcel of the four wines. Selected fruit is de-stalked, with 10% of the stems being added back into the fermentation tank. Fermentation lasts 10 days before being added to seasoned French oak.
Perfumed and elegant, wonderful tannins perfect for aging.
Each Case: R1422,00 Inc VAT