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Cinsault

Illimis, Cinsault 2016

R160

4 in stock

Notes

Illimis, the Latin word for clarity, signifies winemaker Lucinda Heyns’ crystal clear winemaking philosophy. Wine should be a window to where its vineyard is rooted. Illimis intends to honestly harness what nature offers, and follows a minimal intervention principle as far as possible, allowing the wine to express its origin with clarity, finesse and complexity.

Lucinda worked as viticulturist for leading South African wineries and refined her winemaking skills with experience in South Africa, California and Italy. A decade of hands-on involvement in both vineyards and winemaking, developed a clear vision for Illimis. Being a viticulturist at heart, she believes that everything starts with the vines. Every vintage is unique, and her hope is that every wine is a tribute to the endless pursuit of refining the potential of each site the illimis wines are made from.

Tasting notes:
'Alc: 12%. Grapes from a Darling vineyard planted in 1972. 100% carbonic maceration before maturation lasting six months in old oak. Red cherry and fresh herbs plus candy floss and some earth with time in glass. Pleasantly lean with good freshness (although TA only 4g/l) and fine tannins, the finish possessing a salty quality.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 90/100

'Intense cherry and turkish delight aromas. Light in hue and alcohol with delicate tannins yet full of flavour, layered fruit, fresh acidity and a savoury element.' – Lucinda Heyns, Winemaker

Winemakers notes:
Grapes for this wine are sourced from an old bushvine vineyard that was planted in 1974 on well drained, red, loam soils with granitic origin. This Cinsault is made in a more delicate style. Intensely aromatic with soft, refined tannins yet plenty of layered fruit and savoury notes from the vineyard. This wine shows true finesse.

Illimis, the Latin word for clarity, signifies winemaker Lucinda Heyns’ crystal clear winemaking philosophy. Wine should be a window to where its vineyard is rooted. Illimis intends to honestly harness what nature offers, and follows a minimal intervention principle as far as possible, allowing the wine to express its origin with clarity, finesse and complexity.

Lucinda worked as viticulturist for leading South African wineries and refined her winemaking skills with experience in South Africa, California and Italy. A decade of hands-on involvement in both vineyards and winemaking, developed a clear vision for Illimis. Being a viticulturist at heart, she believes that everything starts with the vines. Every vintage is unique, and her hope is that every wine is a tribute to the endless pursuit of refining the potential of each site the illimis wines are made from.

Tasting notes:
'Alc: 12%. Grapes from a Darling vineyard planted in 1972. 100% carbonic maceration before maturation lasting six months in old oak. Red cherry and fresh herbs plus candy floss and some earth with time in glass. Pleasantly lean with good freshness (although TA only 4g/l) and fine tannins, the finish possessing a salty quality.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 90/100

'Intense cherry and turkish delight aromas. Light in hue and alcohol with delicate tannins yet full of flavour, layered fruit, fresh acidity and a savoury element.' – Lucinda Heyns, Winemaker

Winemakers notes:
Grapes for this wine are sourced from an old bushvine vineyard that was planted in 1974 on well drained, red, loam soils with granitic origin. This Cinsault is made in a more delicate style. Intensely aromatic with soft, refined tannins yet plenty of layered fruit and savoury notes from the vineyard. This wine shows true finesse.

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CE 90

Country

ZA

Region

Darling

Style

Red

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