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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Lukas Van Loggerenberg

Region:

South Africa

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Grape Type:

Cinsault

Geronimo, Cinsault, 2016

6x75cl £100.00

1 case, 5 bottles

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Tasting Note:

Floral sappy red and stony fruit, with cracked black pepper, red plum, earth and tart sour cherries on the palate. Softly accented cushioned red and black fruit, sage and thyme. Sure to convert anyone unfamiliar with modern-day Cinsault. The name comes from the “leap of faith required to start your own thing”. Cinsault from the Stellenbosch has longer hang time and enables a higher proportion of whole bunch, Geronimo is raised in 500L barrels but there is only one punch down a day during fermentations as it is naturally high in structure and low in acidity. “I was afraid of people starting to stereotype Cinsault… they think it is a wine you drink chilled in the swimming pool and then when you’re finished you throw it over the neighbour’s wall. I wanted to produce something you can enjoy on its own but also showcase our proper old Cinsault vineyards. Close proximity to the ocean in the Fir Grove area means we have long hang time and more refined chalky tannins.”

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