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False Bay ‘Whole Bunch’ Cinsault Mourvèdre Rosé, Coastal Region

£7.09

FALSE BAY VINEYARDS COASTAL REGION, SOUTH AFRICA
12.5% | 6 x 75cl | Screw cap
Cinsault 90%, Mourvèdre 10%
Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable

Whole Bunch Cinsault Mourvèdre is not cobbled together from off-cuts of leftover red and white wine. Nor is it over-cropped red grapes pressed aggressively to maximise juice yield and confected aromas. The wine comes from low-yielding, coastal vineyards, delicately whole-bunch basket pressed for only the purest juice. A fine wine that happens to be pink.

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Description

ABV 12.5%
CASE/BOTTLE SIZE 6 x 75cl
REGION/COUNTRY COASTAL REGION, SOUTH AFRICA
GRAPE CINSAULT 90%, MOURVÈDRE 10%
FEATURES VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, SUSTAINABLE
CLOSURE SCREWCAP
WINEMAKER NADIA BARNARD
APPELLATION STELLENBOSCH & SWARTLAND
ALLERGEN INFO CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS

Production

The grapes for False Bay Whole Bunch Cinsault Mourvedre stem from bush-vine Cinsault (mostly old vines) in Stellenbosch and The Swartland, along with a small proportion of Mourvedre from Stellenbosch which adds a savoury depth to the wine. Although The Swartland is not as coastal as most of the vineyards used for the False Bay wines, it is an area where, quite frankly, grapes from old vines are available at the required prices. Thankfully, the area’s old vines produce naturally low yields and retain good acidity despite being warmer and less windswept than Stellenbosch, so cooler, coastal Atlantic winds are less of a necessity for these gnarly old vines. Made by Waterkloof’s talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Balanced grapes are hand harvested, whole-bunch pressed and fermented spontaneously with wild yeast in stainless steel and wooden foudre. The wine is left on lees for a minimum of three months before bottling. No additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa. Vegan friendly wine. False Bay – Real Wine – Coastal Vineyards, Sustainably Farmed, Hand Picked, Naturally Crafted, Wild Ferment.

Tasting notes

Old bush vine Cinsault forms the backbone of this ‘proper’ rosé. A pale, spicy and textural Rosé mostly sourced from bush-vine Cinsault with summer fruits on the palate and a lovely clean, savoury, dry finish.

Food match

There is almost no food that fails to work with this wine. Perfect with Mediterranean dishes especially juicy pan-fried garlic prawns… or drink chilled on its own.

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