Piekenierskloof Heidedal Old Vine Cinsault 2019

R450,00

An elegant and velvety wine with good colour and concentration for Cinsault. Red berries and cherries, savoury black olives and black spice. Well balanced with lively fine tannins and an elegant complexity on a long finish

Piekenierskloof Heidedal Old Vine Cinsault 2019

R450,00

An elegant and velvety wine with good colour and concentration for Cinsault. Red berries and cherries, savoury black olives and black spice. Well balanced with lively fine tannins and an elegant complexity on a long finish

Description

In The Vineyard
Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Piekenierskloof region from vineyards that were planted in 1976. These vineyards are all unirrigated bush vines and grow on sandy, loam soils. The vineyards are meticulously farmed and managed to yield below 5 tons per hectare and hand harvested.

Harvest Date
Second week of March 2018

Winemaking
Grapes are handpicked and cold soaked for 24 hours. Fermentation is initiated with selected yeast strains and is kept under 24°C. Malolactic fermentation is completed in tank, 50% of the wine is matured for 12 months, 2, 3 and 4th full in 500L French oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Note
An elegant and velvety wine with good colour and concentration for Cinsault. Red berries and cherries, savoury black olives and black spice. Well balanced with lively fine tannins and an elegant complexity on a long finish

Additional information

Production area

Piekenierskloof

Cultivar

100% Cinsault

Alcohol

13.96 vol %

Ph

3.67

Total acid

5.4 g/l

Residual sugar

3.6 g/l

Food Pairing

Reduced bone marrow tomato pasta with black olives to give it a Mediterranean twist. Also goes well with seafood, sushi, pizza, pasta and chicken dishes

Serving temperature

10 – 12 0 C

Cellar

5 – 6 years

Awards

LABEL & CUTIVAR COMPETITION POINTS
Heidedal Cinsault 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards silver
Tim Atkin 91

Tasting Note

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