Cinsault, once South Africa’s most widely planted red grape and now increasingly scarce and sought after, is an ideal rosé grape. Light and fresh, with low tannin, particularly when planted on well drained less clay-rich soils, it can produce particularly fine rosé of great beauty and drinkability. This is a highly versatile wine reflecting both South African tradition and the joy of rosé.

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Alcohol :


Acid :

4.90 g/l

pH :


Residual Sugar :

1.90 g/l

Fruit Origin :

Prospect Hill, Swartland

Yield :

77 hl/ha, 14 t/ha

Production :

2 621 cases

Release date :

June 2020

Growing Season

Days were warmer than average during winter but the nights were cool, helping the vines to rest sufficiently.  December and January were cooler than usual, with morning dew causing mild disease pressure.  February had a few wet days followed by a temperature spike that caused sugar levels to climb quickly.  Our Cinsault was harvested on 25 Feb 2020, five days earlier than 2019.  The grapes were in excellent condition with a beautiful bright red fruit profile, perfect for Rosé.