Edgmond Wines

Mount Abora Saffraan Cinsaut 2017

£14.95

Composition: 100% Cinsaut
Region: Swartland
Production: 7,500 bottles
ABV: 11%
Drink: Now to 2025

Product Description

Composition: 100% Cinsaut
Region: Swartland
Production: 7,500 bottles
ABV: 11%
Drink: Now to 2025

An utterly delicious and ‘smashable’ wine!

Mount Abora was created with the desire to make a complex Cinsaut that could rival the elegant Pinot Noir wines of cooler climate regions.

Winemaker Krige Visser coaxes just enough natural grape flavours from the juice to complement the underlying aromas of sea and earth, while ensuring a relatively low level of alcohol. Although the wine expresses an abundance of red berry flavours at a young age, the backbone consisting of expressive grape tannins and natural acid will over time develop the personality of the wine, with floral notes such as jasmine and fynbos coming to the fore as the wine matures. The grapes were hand-picked at a low Balling from very flat-growing 39 year old bush vines on a slope facing South-West. Warm fermentation was allowed on skins and stalks, followed by warm maceration in tank. The wine was matured in tank for another six months before bottling. No addition of yeast, enzymes or acids. Best savoured on its own, but when hunger strikes, enjoy with strawberry and salmon, or peppered watermelon salads.

‘Grapes from a 39-year-old Swartland vineyard, winemaking involved whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting six months in tank. The nose is an extremely attractive mélange of red fruit and fresh herbs, white pepper and a vague earthiness. The palate meanwhile is light (alcohol is 11.15%) but there’s nevertheless a great core of fruit to go with a cracking line of acidity and crunchy tannins. Plenty of flavour to go with a jolting sense of energy.’ 92 points Christian Eedes.