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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Lukas Van Loggerenberg

Region:

South Africa

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Grape Variety:

Cinsault

Geronimo, Cinsault, 2019

6x75cl £100.00

10 cases Equiv. £16.67 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Cinsault is experiencing something of a renaissance in South Africa. Long considered the workhorse grapes, examples such as this are turning heads and reminding people that, when treated carefully, the wines can be seriously impressive. A style unique to South Africa, Cinsaults here take on a vibrant crunchy red fruit profile with floral top notes and savoury undertones. Geronimo is a blend of two vineyards in Stellenbosch, one in the Firgrove area planted in 1978 and one in Bottelary planted in 1989. The Firgrove site lends beautiful aromatics while the Bottelary site provides the fine, chalky tannic structure. The soils are decomposed granite with a high proportion of sandstone underlying – enhancing the elegant red-fruit profile of the wine. 100% whole bunch fermented, nautrally, with just one punch down a day and aged in old French oak barrels for 9 months. Bottled early to retain a freshness and crunchy character to the fruit. “This wine speaks to the big leap of faith we took starting this big venture of ours, with friends cheering and helping us, and making us realize that we can do it.” In our mind, this is comfortably the best Geronimo to date. We were blown away by the precision and elegance that Lukas’ has drawn out of the variety in this 2019 being imbued with bright, bristling crunchy red fruit and a persistent line of acidity, pink peppercorns, pink grapefruit and pomegranate seeds. While refreshing and enticing now, we’d love to taste it again in five years.

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