Leeu Passant

Cinsault 'Wellington'

Cinsault 'Wellington', Leeu Passant

Cinsault 'Wellington', Leeu Passant
  • 100% dry farmed bush vine Cinsault
  • Hand harvested from a historic parcel planted in 1900 in the deep sandy alluvial soils in Wellington
  • This is South Africa’s oldest registered red wine vineyard
  • Cool grapes are crushed and destemmed into tank, with 100% whole clusters, with minimal sulphur is added, and no further additions are made
  • Fermentation begins without inoculation and the wine is pigeaged twice a day with temperatures are not allowed to exceed 26°C and lasted 11 days
  • After fermentation, 3 weeks skin contact is given, and the wine is then drained and pressed to French 500L barrel
  • The wines are racked and blended mid-way through the year and bottled after 20 months in barrel

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
2020
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Western Cape
Appellation:
Wellington
Variety:
Cinsault
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Sizes Available

Full Bottle ZA-MLP-05-20 6/750ml

Resources

Press & Reviews

James Suckling
Score
93
Date
2022-11-08
Vinous Media
Score
91
Date
2022-09-26

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