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- My Old Vines Cinsault grows on the Piekenierskloof mountain range at 700 meters above sea level on decomposed granite soils which in itself tends to make great wines, now add Old Vines planted at low density in 1976 and you get amazingly complex flavours from the delicate Old Vine trees!
- The intensity and complexity of this Cinsault is quite impressive - with notes of fynbos, minerals, pomegranate, candy floss and Turkish delight on the nose and then to have these repeat on the palate with a richness and intense finish only Old Vines can give!
- Because of the low yields of Old Vines this wine was produced in seriously limited quantities, grab a bottle and pair with lamb for a fantastic tasting experience!
Johan Kruger, Winemaker
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- We’ve made $5 million available to help struggling wineries to survive and come out the other side of this Covid crisis. The closure of bars and restaurants across the globe has been a disaster for the independent winemakers who supply them. The little guys, without connections to the big supermarkets, are the ones who are suffering the most.
- South Africa’s lockdown has been one of the strictest in the world - with a total ban on alcohol sales. They're currently in the midst of a second total lockdown, where all wine sales were banned immediately - leaving the industry is on its knees. For a country with wine at its heart, it's been a huge blow.
- Cinsault has a long history in South Africa and has recently been growing in popularity due to its remarkably fresh fruitness. Keeping it light and vibrant with white pepper and blueberries on the nose, pomegranate and soft tannins on the palette - what's not to like!