‘Heldervallei’ is a pure Single Vineyard Cinsault that lies adjacent to the ‘Granietsteen’ Old Vine Chenin Blanc on Sinai Hill from dry farmed bush vines planted in 1988. A rare Cinsault vineyard that meets unique influences from the close ocean proximity, while rooted in poor decomposed granite. Small canopy growth, Partial whole cluster fermentations and 11 months ageing in older barrels on its fine lees. Dried Fynbos opens to blue-fruit purity, structured tannin grip for a Cinsault.
Christian Eedes (Winemag): “Abundantly perfumed nose with notes of black cherry, herbs and rose plus some earthiness while the palate has a dense core of fruit, bright acidity and firm but not astringent tannins. This has plenty of verve and ends wonderfully dry. Alc: 12.94%.