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The Capeography Co. Cloudscape Cinsault, W.O. Paarl 2016

SAB1111

Boutinot South Africa

Our Cloudscape wines come from specially selected vineyards in Elgin and Paarl which are influenced by the cooling effect of localised clouds. Each afternoon above the sunny hillsides, clouds form a protective blanket as hot air rises over the mountains and meets cooler Atlantic winds. The cool climate grapes thrive under such conditions which allow optimum sunlight during the day and cooler temperatures at night.

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Production

Cloudscape Cinsault comes from vineyards lying in the shadow of Paarl Mountain, where a deep underground aquifer is the only source of water for these old bush vines. Grapes from 40 year old unirrigated old bush vines are harvested then gently crushed to extract all the flavour, but retain its delicate colour.The resulting juicy textural primary juice is then racked partially to barrel, mostly to steel, for fermentation. After a blend off the two components is combined, the whole is racked to tank before being gently fined, filtered and bottled.

Tasting notes

On the nose this has an abundance of Cinsault’s hallmark cherry, plum and other orchard fruit. The palate has elegant and lovely layers of hoisin, soft damson plum, exotic spices and leafy texture.

Food match

Elegant layers of plum sauce, soft damson and exotic spices make this perfect with sticky duck finished on the braai.

Awards

2017 Vintage

Catavinum 2018

Silver

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