Thief in the Night 2017

Thief in the Night

The first release of this Grenache Cinsault blend with a splash of Syrah, this is yet another very special wine from Duncan Savage. Old vines in Piekenierskloof with minimal intervention winemaking, old 500L oak barrels for fermentation and ageing in large oak foudres, all French. The resulting wine is beautifully perfumed - summer berries, strawberries, raspberries. So elegant, so drinkable. A real gem.

 
Main Varietal
Grenache, Cinsault
Vintage
2017
ABV
13%
Bottle size
75cl
Platter Rating
4.5 Stars 93 pts
Platters Annual Guide to SA Wines
Region
Western Cape
Producer
Savage Wines
 
Price:€39.50
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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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