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Natte Valleij Cinsault 2018

Natte Valleij Cinsault2018

£17.50

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A deep perfumed lift on the nose with silky tannins. Red fruit flavours such as cherries, strawberries, ripe fruits, and a hint of spice and a sun-soaked savouriness. Long bright finish.

Drink with: 

Mediterranean Cuisine, Mushroom, Pork or Risotto

Tech

Sub-Region
Stellenbosch
Blend Info.
100% Cinsault
Alcohol by Vol.
13.5%
Bottle Vol.
750ml

Producer

Natte Valleij

The historical Natte Valleij Farm situated at the foot of the Simonsberg is not a new cellar, it’s just been resting for the last 50 years.

Famed for its brandy in years gone by, it was one of the largest cellars in the area, but sadly winemaking ceased in the 50’s. It was bought by the Milner Family in the late 60’s and for 27 years it bred some of South Africa’s finest racehorses.

It was in 2005, that wine was once again made on the farm and the sound of barrels rolling could be heard. We pride ourselves in keeping things traditional, like it was done in the 50’s, when wine was last made at Natte Valleij. Grapes are pick by hand, bottled by hand, corked by hand, labeled by hand and most defiantly drunk by hand. It’s a family affair and everyone is pulled in at busy times.

Winemaker Alexander Milner strives to make wine with minimal interference and pretence, merely guiding beautiful grapes into character full wines -preserving the intrinsic link between grape and bottle.

For more information about these delicious wines, visit their website.

Region

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch’s treasures include the finest of Cape Dutch architecture supporting the wine making history that started around the 17th century. Surrounded by mountains, the soils in which are planted the vines are well-drained. The rainfall also helps in creating a cooler climate for the vines. South Africa is known for its red blends and Stellenbosch is the concrete demonstration of transforming grape variety into the finest qualitative wines.  

Stellenbosch wine district comprises several smaller viticultural sub-area including Banghoek, Bottelary, Devon Valley, Jonkershoek Valley, Papegaaiberg, Polkadraai Hills and Simonsberg-Stellenbosch.

Stellenbosch also known as the 'town of oaks', encourages viticultural practices. It welcomes the educational and research centre of the winelands and Nietvoorbij Institute of Viticulture and Oenology. Stellenbosch University is also the only university in South Africa that offers a degree in viticulture and oenology. Now home to more than 200 producers and wineries, Stellenbosch is expanding rapidly and its production capacity is recognised around the world.