Stellenrust, Old Bush Vine Cinsaut 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Note: An entry-level cinsault that presents the basic grape with perhaps more potential in future vintages.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, red cherry and strawberry.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied wine predominately reveals tart, red fruit flavors along with velvety, medium-plus tannin that will make you pucker.
Bottle Note: Situated in Stellenbosch, the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, lies the family cellar of Stellenrust. Here time honored traditions and select wines have led to the family motto: “where excellence meets winemaking.” An elegant wine expressive of red berries, strawberries and spice. The palate is medium bodied with fresh summer fruit, cedar oak and a lingering finish. Matured in a small French oak barrels for 16 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Price: $8 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 99 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: Stellenrust Winery Tasting Room, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 19, 2018