Geronimo, Cinsault, 2016

  Lukas Van Loggerenberg

Geronimo, Cinsault

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is the second oldest wine region in South Africa (after Constantia), established in 1679. Made up of five wards whose characteristics vary greatly, the dominant feature of the zone is the influence of the atlantic breeze sweeping in and keeping a check on the African heat. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Pinotage are the regions best known varieties, but Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are also seeing some measure of success. Vineyards at a little altitude, aided by the atlantic breeze, are producing wines that marry New World charm with old world elegance.

Grape Type: Cinsault

The Cinsault is a Southern Rhône variety, used in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the Midi, also popular in South Africa where it is know as Hermitage and was crossed with Pinot Noir to produce Pinotage, as well as being an ingredient in Lebanon's Château Musar. In the Languedoc it is sometimes blended with Carignan to produce, light spicy fruit driven style wines.