Stellenbosch Vineyards

Limited Release

Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Cinsault 2018

This Cinsault is symbolic of the one ultimate
philosophy of our winemaking team: To create an
elegant, ever graceful and rewarding wine.

Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Cinsault
2018. Cinsault or Hermatige as it is colloquially known
in South Africa has had a resergence in recent years.
The intergral part this grape played in the great
Stellenbosch red blends of old finally being
recognized. It performs well in warmer climates and as
such has found a home in many new world wine
making countries such as Australia and South Africa. It
has a rich and succulent fruity palate with earthy
undertones with a vibrant Tannin structure that is light
on the palate and promotes aging of the wine.

The vineyards

29 year old bushvine Cinsault in the Helderberg area.

The winemaking

The grapes were hand harvested, sorted, destemmed
and fermented on the skins. It was aged in 50 %
second and 50 % third fill barrels. Only the best 7
barrels were selected and blended to produce this
exceptional wine. Only 2800 bottled were produced.

Winemaker’s comments

This wine explodes from the glass with red fruits and
spicy fynbos undertones. This pallet is bright with crisp
tannins and plenty of bright acids. There’s wonderful
inner mouth perfume married to a light, elegant mouth

Maturation potential:

The wine can be enjoyed now, but will benefit from
bottle aging for three to five years.
Food pairing
Excellent served with hearty traditional South African
dishes as well as Mediterranean style cuisine.


Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.

Chemical analysis

Alcohol: 13.88% by volume

Residual sugar: 3.2 g/l

Total acidity: 5.5 g/l

pH: 3.40

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