2018 Old Vine Cinsault, Percheron, Western Cape, South Africa

S108502181

15% off any mixed 6 bottles.
20% off any mixed 12 bottles.

Contemporary wines celebrating traditional South African cultivars and the re-introduction of the Percheron to work the vineyards. Percheron is a breed of French heavy horse traditionally used when many of these prized old plots were first established – they are now enjoying a resurgence in South Africa as their hooves are gentler to the soil and surrounding vines.
Boutinot has championed this grape variety on its own for many years before its current fashionable status, nobody is more delighted than Boutinot that Cinsault is such a bright star in South Africa modern firmament. Crushed for flavour not colour, this 40 year old unirrigated bush vine wine sucks only from the rocks underground. Bright, expressive, gently savoury on the nose and the colour of a freshly slapped arse. Along with its blushing hue, the palate rewards with fresh pomegranate flavour and acidity, savoury gamey notes, and a bright, beating heart of cherry ripe fruit. Slightly chilled with pink duck, pink lamb or carpaccio of beef, this is a beautifully defined expression of South Africa’s most achingly fashionable varietal.





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