Bellevue Cinsaut 2020

R105.00

VITICULTURIST    DIRKIE MORKEL

WINEMAKER  WILHELM KRITZINGER

ORIGIN  BOTTELARY, STELLENBOSCH

SOIL  CARTREFF, WESTLEIGH

TRELLISING  UNTRELLISED

AGE OF VINES  65 YEARS OLD

YIELD  2 TON PER HECTARE

CLIMATE

THE EFFECT OF THE CONTINIOUS DROUGHT WAS ONCE AGAIN FELT WITH A TINY CROP AND GRADUAL RIPENING OF THE FRUIT. TINY BERRIES ALLOWED THE PRODUCTION OF WINES WITH  HIGHLY CONCENTRATED VARIETAL CHARACTER.

VINIFICATION

THE GRAPES WERE HARVESTED ON FEB 20TH AT 25.3°B. FERMENTED AT 26 – 28°C FOR ABOUT 4 DAYS. PUMPED OVER DAILY DURING ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION. MALOLATIC FERMENTATION TOOK PLACE IN BARRELS. THE WINE MATURED IN NEW AND 2ND FILL FRENCH OAK BARRELS FOR 18 MONTHS.

TASTING NOTES

THIS WINE SHOWS MARASCHINO CHERRY AND PLUM FLAVOURS ON THE NOSE, COMPLIMENTED BY A SILKY TANNIN STRUCTURE AND A LINGERING FINISH. IN GOOD CELLARING CONDITIONS, THIS WINE HAS AN AGEING POTENTIAL OF 10 YEARS PLUS.

ANALYSIS        ALC: 13.29        PH: 3.42        RS: 2.1         TA: 5.7

SKU: bell-cin Categories: ,

Description

This medium bodied wine shows raspberry and strawberry on the pallet. It is followed by a silky tannin structure and a fresh mineral finish.