Wednesday, August 02, 2017

MENU's Wine of the Week. Bellevue Cinsaut 2015

This once popular grape, used in a blend in many older South African wines, is now being credited with their longevity. On its own, it is getting a lot of attention as old vineyards are being found and exploited at last by many of the younger winemakers who are producing such interesting wines. So the grape is now rather fashionable

Bellevue has using it in blends for a long time, but has been making it as a single varietal wine for just a couple of years. It is dusty on the nose, but shows lovely raspberry and strawberry flavours and is long and soft, not harsh and tannic as some we have experienced. We think this wine has a potential to age too. R70 a bottle on the farm is great value

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