Flotsam and Jetsam Cinsault 2016

Flotsam and Jetsam Cinsault 2016

This Cinsault, like its Chenin Blanc opposite number, comes from the same stable of Chris & Suzaan Alheit and is a real treat. The grapes come  from a very special old vineyard in Darling shared among a group of young superstar winemakers including Duncan Savage, Donovan Rall, Ian Naudé & Francois Haasbroek. This is no blockbuster but a refined and elegant wine with great purity of fruit. So approachable, maybe too drinkable but the good news is the ABV is only 12%. Best enjoyed slightly chilled. 

 
Grape Varietal
Cinsault
Main Varietal
Cinsault
Vintage
2016
Bottle size
75cl
Region
Western Cape
Producer
Alheit Wines
ABV
12%
 
Price:€25.90
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About Kinnegar

Kinnegar Wines was born almost by accident and been growing organically since.

In 1998, I was in the midde of a two year diploma course with the London Wine & Spirits Trust when an opportunity came up to visit South Africa's Western Cape. Naturally, I was keen to avail of the opportunity to learn more about viticulture and winemaking in South Africa.

We had an excellent guide who brought us to a number of the Cape's leading estates including Thelema and De Trafford where we had in depth vineyard and cellars tours. At the end of the day, I wanted to take back some of the wonderful wines we had tasted for our own use. It was not possible to take two or three cases of wine with us on our flight and shipping such a small quantity was more than the cost of wines. So I had the mad idea of shipping a pallet! Clearly, I had to start selling these wines and so began Kinnegar Wines. Ashford Castle took many of the wines and continue to list them and newer arrivals ever since.

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