Eenzaameheid Wines, Cinsaut 2016, Paarl, South Africa
Tasting Note: A lovely example of cinsault that tastes like pinot noir on holiday.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of rose, red cherry, forest floor, blossom and red plum.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied wine has flavors suggested on the nose with feral, red fruit reminiscent of the Northern Rhone.
There is balance between the fruit and medium alcohol.
Bottle Note: Seven generations of my family have tended dryland vines, with knowledge and skills inherited from one generation to another. Eenzaameheid is Dutch for “solitude” and refers to the isolation from Cape Town in 1693, when the farm was named. The cellar of Eenzaamheid is situated in the picturesque Agter-Paarl area. The Mediterranean climate and deep shale soils of Paarl are reflected in the unique character of our fine distinctive wines. Each bottle is hand-crafted by traditional methods for your enjoyment. Cheers to good health, peace and prosperity! Janno Briers-Louw – Winemaker.
Price: $10 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 115 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: Foxcroft Restaurant, Constantia, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 15, 2018