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Leaping Hound Old Vine Cinsault

Leaping Hound Old Vine Cinsault

If you're not 100% satisfied

From gnarly 40 year old bush vines - an elegant South African national treasure from dry grown coastal vineyards.

Leaping Hound Old Vine Cinsault 2018 

Cinsault has bewilderingly been overlooked for so long in the Cape - so it's great that this voice of the Cape's cool Atlantic vineyards is finally finding favour with wine drinkers. The vines are mostly 65 year old bush vines from hidden corners of the Cape.

No irrigation is used on the vineyards and very little crop control is needed due to the age of the vines naturally restricted yield.

The climate is perfect for viticulture with the low rainfall in summer months, tempered by cool afternoon breezes and the cold winters allowing the vines to rest and to build up reserves.

The result is a wine, in which red fruit dominates full off and which is full of juiciness.

Bright, expressive, gently savoury on the nose. Along with its blushing hue, the palate rewards with fresh pomegranate flavour and acidity, savoury gamey notes, and a bright, beating heart of cherry ripe fruit.

Serve slightly chilled with pink duck, pink lamb or carpaccio of beef, this is a beautifully defined expression of South Africa’s most achingly fashionable varietal.

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Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.5%