Leeu Passant, Franschhoek Old Vines Lötter Cinsault 750ml 2018

South Africa, Franschhoek
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From a magical parcel of dry-land bush vine Cinsault planted in 1932 in the clay rich soils of the eastern slopes of the Hawekwa mountains in Franschhoek. This is South Africa’s second oldest registered red wine vineyard and we have been caring for it since 2014.

Tasting notes:
'From a 1932 vineyard. Matured for 20 months in 500-litre barrels. Plums, cherries and spice on the nose. The palate is juicy, round and relatively soft. Gives the perception of sweetness, this only in the best sense (the wine is technically dry) and the tannins are very fine.' – Christian Eedes, WineMag.co.za, 92/100

'The heavier soils express more density in the wine, and this is accentuated further by the dry 2018 vintage. Together they bring a serious presence and weight to the wine. The intensely aromatic nose is full of red berry and fynbos character. The palate is big on flavour, showing succulent mixed berries and some savoury, meaty notes. The grippy tannins give structure, texture and length. Best served at 16-18°C.' – Winemaker

Alc: 14.5% | RS: 2.2 g/L | TA: 5.3 g/L | PH: 3.7

About Leeu Passant:
Since 2013, Chris and Andrea Mullineux have been working on a new project that focuses on vineyards outside of the Swartland appellation which have been specially selected by Rosa Kruger. Together with their partner Analijt Singh they launched their game changing Leeu Passant wines. Produced from old vines, including the oldest registered red wine vineyard in South Africa, these wines redefine the South African wine landscape. Their inspiration comes from past successes of the 50s, 60s and 70s, like Chateau Libertas and Rustenberg Dry Red. Their wines speak of South Africa’s heritage and bring the unique wines of the past into the future.
More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country South Africa
Rating CE 92
Drink To Drink or cellar
Price R580.00
Producer Leeu Passant
Region Franschhoek
Variety Cinsault
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