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Geronimo Cinsaut

Van Loggerenberg Wines, Geronimo Cinsaut 2017

R260

30 in stock

Notes

Due to its limited availability, we have limited this wine to 6 bottles per person.

Tasting notes:
'The 2017 Geronimo is pure Cinsault, 60% from Stellenbosch and 40% from Paarl (the same vineyard as Break A Leg). It was 80% whole-bunch-fermented and spent nine months in barrel. The stemminess is quite pronounced on the earthy nose, which reveals hints of fennel. The palate is medium-bodied and quite saline in the mouth, offering a lively opening, fresh acidity and a satisfying, chalky-textured finish that beckons you back for another sip. Very fine.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 91/100

'From Cinsaut, 60% sourced from Stellenbosch and 40% from Paarl. Around 80% whole-bunch fermentation and matured in older oak. On the nose, notes of red cherry and raspberry plus hints of fynbos, earth and spice. Great fruit purity, fresh acidity and lovely crunchy tannins – perhaps a little more refined and delicate than the 2016 but this still manages to avoid being too “thin”.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 93/100.

The name 'Geronimo' is a reference to the ‘leap of faith’ winemaker Lukas and wife Roxanne Van Loggerenberg took when deciding to create their own brand. We feel this is a slightly more structured Cinsaut than many available at the moment. This is not to say it is heavy or over-oaked; it has layers of textures and flavours with beautiful balance. No yeast, enzymes, acid or new oak was used. Some SO2 and a light filtration were the only adjustments. Lukas’ wines rely on the quality of the fruit/vineyard and his ability in the cellar. From two vineyards, one in Faure and the other in Polkadraai. The soils are decomposed granite and koffieklip. Unirrigated. Bush Vine. 80% whole bunch fermented.

Due to its limited availability, we have limited this wine to 6 bottles per person.

Tasting notes:
'The 2017 Geronimo is pure Cinsault, 60% from Stellenbosch and 40% from Paarl (the same vineyard as Break A Leg). It was 80% whole-bunch-fermented and spent nine months in barrel. The stemminess is quite pronounced on the earthy nose, which reveals hints of fennel. The palate is medium-bodied and quite saline in the mouth, offering a lively opening, fresh acidity and a satisfying, chalky-textured finish that beckons you back for another sip. Very fine.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 91/100

'From Cinsaut, 60% sourced from Stellenbosch and 40% from Paarl. Around 80% whole-bunch fermentation and matured in older oak. On the nose, notes of red cherry and raspberry plus hints of fynbos, earth and spice. Great fruit purity, fresh acidity and lovely crunchy tannins – perhaps a little more refined and delicate than the 2016 but this still manages to avoid being too “thin”.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 93/100.

The name 'Geronimo' is a reference to the ‘leap of faith’ winemaker Lukas and wife Roxanne Van Loggerenberg took when deciding to create their own brand. We feel this is a slightly more structured Cinsaut than many available at the moment. This is not to say it is heavy or over-oaked; it has layers of textures and flavours with beautiful balance. No yeast, enzymes, acid or new oak was used. Some SO2 and a light filtration were the only adjustments. Lukas’ wines rely on the quality of the fruit/vineyard and his ability in the cellar. From two vineyards, one in Faure and the other in Polkadraai. The soils are decomposed granite and koffieklip. Unirrigated. Bush Vine. 80% whole bunch fermented.

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CE93

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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