Hogan ‘Divergent’ 2022
Wine of Origin: Cape Coast
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cinsaut, 25% Carignan
With more Cabernet Sauvignon this vintage, Jocelyn has taken the Divergent to a new level; more serious and structured.
The Carignan was picked first towards the end of January from 18-year-old, unirrigated bush vines from Wellington. The Cinsaut, from the Helderberg region in Stellenbosch, picked in late February – these are 46-year-old, unirrigated bush vines. The Cabernet Sauvignon was picked early-March from a young bush vine vineyard in Helderberg.
All components were crushed and destemmed (except for the Cinsaut which was 30% whole bunch) and naturally fermented. After fermentation the different varietals were pressed and kept separate in 225L barrels. In June the barrels were first racked and the blend was made up in October and bottled in December.
Christian Eedes, Winemag:
“Red and black berries, violets, fynbos, earth and spice on the nose while the palate is medium bodied with great clarity of fruit, snappy acidity and tannins that are fine but still provide grip. Precise and harmonious – slightly more Cab than before which adds a little more gravitas without losing finesse. 96/100.”