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Raised by Wolves Old School Cinsaut Cabernet Sauvignon

Yardstick, Raised by Wolves Old School Cinsaut Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

R255

5 in stock

Notes

75% Rustenhof Cinsaut, 25% Bonniemile Cabernet Sauvignon

Raised by Wolves is the brainchild of Adam Mason, winemaker at Mulderbosch Vineyards. The name is a parody of the constant one-upmanship of winemakers: "My wine is a single vineyard." ... "Yeah, well my wine is naturally fermented." ... "Oh yeah, well my wine is hand sorted by berry." And Adam's response: "Well my wines are all of the above, and I was raised by wolves."

The Raised by Wolves wines are all vinified with minimalistic intervention to allow the true character of the varietal and the site-specific terroir to shine through.

Winemakers notes:
Having enjoyed many SA ‘Cabernet Sauvignons’ from the 1960’s and 1970’s I was enthralled to discover that many of these old gems included a far greater percentage of Cinsaut than Cabernet such was the shortage of Cabernet Sauvignon vines in production at the time. The laws legislating label declarations conveniently allowing these wines to be labelled and Sauvignon. Given my respect for Cinsaut and its heritage status in the South African wine story, I have always wanted to explore these ‘Old School’ blends. It is both incredulous and thought provoking to consider that big berried, low acid Cinsaut has the ability to not only preserve, but vastly improve the King of red grapes…

Tasting notes:
'Old School refers to the blend - once popular in the Cape - rather than the style of the wine, which has no leaf roll virus characters. Cinsaut is the leading lady here, with Cabernet supplying 25% of the assemblage. Elegant, savoury and brambly, with tannin adding some grip to the finish. Drink 2018-23.' Tim Atkin Special Report South Africa 2017, 91/100

Analysis:
Alc: 13.25% RS: 2.1 g/L TA: 5.0 g/L pH: 3.63

75% Rustenhof Cinsaut, 25% Bonniemile Cabernet Sauvignon

Raised by Wolves is the brainchild of Adam Mason, winemaker at Mulderbosch Vineyards. The name is a parody of the constant one-upmanship of winemakers: "My wine is a single vineyard." ... "Yeah, well my wine is naturally fermented." ... "Oh yeah, well my wine is hand sorted by berry." And Adam's response: "Well my wines are all of the above, and I was raised by wolves."

The Raised by Wolves wines are all vinified with minimalistic intervention to allow the true character of the varietal and the site-specific terroir to shine through.

Winemakers notes:
Having enjoyed many SA ‘Cabernet Sauvignons’ from the 1960’s and 1970’s I was enthralled to discover that many of these old gems included a far greater percentage of Cinsaut than Cabernet such was the shortage of Cabernet Sauvignon vines in production at the time. The laws legislating label declarations conveniently allowing these wines to be labelled and Sauvignon. Given my respect for Cinsaut and its heritage status in the South African wine story, I have always wanted to explore these ‘Old School’ blends. It is both incredulous and thought provoking to consider that big berried, low acid Cinsaut has the ability to not only preserve, but vastly improve the King of red grapes…

Tasting notes:
'Old School refers to the blend - once popular in the Cape - rather than the style of the wine, which has no leaf roll virus characters. Cinsaut is the leading lady here, with Cabernet supplying 25% of the assemblage. Elegant, savoury and brambly, with tannin adding some grip to the finish. Drink 2018-23.' Tim Atkin Special Report South Africa 2017, 91/100

Analysis:
Alc: 13.25% RS: 2.1 g/L TA: 5.0 g/L pH: 3.63

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TA91

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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