Percheron Old Vine Cinsault

Percheron Old Vine Cinsault 2021

  • Western Cape
  • South Africa
  • 75cl

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Crushed for flavour not colour, this 40 year old unirrigated bush vine wine sucks only from the rocks underground. Percheron Old Vine Cinsault is bright, expressive and gently savoury on the nose. 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, lamb or carpaccio of beef, this is a beautifully defined expression of South Africa’s most achingly fashionable varietal.

Percheron Old Vine Cinsault is a wonderful wine. The vines are mostly 40 year old bush vines from hidden corners of the Cape. No irrigation is used on the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricted yield. The climate is perfect for viticulture with the low rainfall in summer months, tempered by cool afternoon breezes and the cold winters allowing the vines to rest and to build up reserves. All grapes are picked by hand at optimal phenolic ripeness, followed by a fermentation using delestage in which the juice is oxygenated which brings a lower concentration of tannins and a higher concentration of esters, key compounds that contribute fruitiness. The result is a wine, in which red fruit dominates full off and which is full of juiciness.

We also have Percheron’s fantastic, crisp and refreshing, Chenin Blanc/Viognier available here. Order now and receive free DPD Next Day Delivery over £100.

Code:

ARPERCHB

Bottle Size

75cl

Vintage

2021

ABV

13

Closure

Screwcap

Country

South Africa

Grape

Cinsault

Region

Western Cape