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2014 Cinsault, Leeuwenkuil

2014 Cinsault, Leeuwenkuil
ref. LEEU140 MAR17

Wine Variety: This is clearly an old variety. DNA analysis suggests that Cinsault hails from the Languedoc area of southern France, yet it long ago spread its wings and colonised parts of Spain and southern Italy. Cinsault is very resistant to heat, so is ideal for the Mediterranean climate.  Cinsault was crossed with Pinot Noir to create the Cape's own Pinotage grape. 

Wine Region: Swartland is a longstanding grape growing region which was, until recently, known for the production of jug wine. However, in more recent times it has attracted the more thrusting, questing young wine makers who are perhaps drawn to its mature, generally dry-grown vineyards. Most recently, there has been dismay at the South African government's rubber stamping of sand mining contracts in the Paardeberg in Swartland.

Wine Producer: Leeuwenkuil is owned by Willie Dreyer, descended from German immigrants. Willie inherited his family 45 hectares of vineyards and has since grown production to over 1,000 hectares. 

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Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Cinsault
  Producer
Producer:
Leeuwenkuil
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
14°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
  Country
Country:
South Africa
  Appellation
Appellation:
Swartland
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2020
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Western Cape
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Canapés
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Nose is an elegant thing involving red fruit at the wild end of the spectrum. The palate is cool and decently rich with a saline freshness about it. There's a delightful energy here. It's a wine that's not trying too hard. Long and easy-going and yet there's immense drinkability here. A stylish wine. I am charmed!

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