Waterkloof, Seriously Cool Cinsault 2018


You don't often see Cinsault as a varietal wine. We know it mainly from the blend in the Southern Rhone in France. Waterkloof here dares to put this grape from 35 years of organically grown old bush vines alone in the bottle. "cool" for enjoying it at a lower temperature (around 14°C) and because it comes from the cooler slopes. "Serious" because of its well-structured length. Playful in its aromas with lots of red berries, pronounced flowers. On the palate, the prominent fruit aromas are complemented by soft tannins, and fresh acids that provide some nice tension. This wine can be drunk on its own, but also pairs well with Peking Duck or Chinese Pork Belly.


Type - Red

Grape variety - Cincault

Year - 2018

Producer - Waterkloof

Origin - WW Stellenbosch, South Africa

Method - Biodynamic

Alcohol percentage - 13.00%

Vegan - Yes


Producer - Waterkloof

In the south-west of Savoie lies the village of Jongieux, where Antoine and his parents make congenial, unaffected wines from local grape varieties. For whites these are jacquère and roussette and for reds gamay and mondeuse. The vineyards are situated on poor limestone slopes at about 400 meters altitude. The area has even recently been classified as a national heritage site because of its beauty. And for 7th generation Antoine, preserving this landscape is one of the most important aspects and therefore the domaine is certified 'Haute Valeur Environnementale', which means they are super sustainable.