Friday, July 26, 2019

MENU's Wine of the week is Bosman 2017 Twyfeling Cinsault

made by winemaker Natasha Williams. We tasted it tonight at Caroline's Red Wine review and it was a revelation. Cinsault is coming of age in South Africa. No longer the disliked harsh and metallic wines mostly used for blending in the past, but wines with such fruity freshness and style that they just beg to be drunk with good food. They are not pretentious wines, just ones you want to enjoy often
This lovely wine is from a single block of bush vines on the Bosmans’ Wellington farm. There is a smoke hint on the nose and then so much fruit delights the palate. It is so modern and enticing, with ripe plums and mulberries, then soft chalky tannins on the end. Only 20% is in new oak, the rest is matured in older barrels. It will certainly cope with Mediterranean food, tomato dishes and dishes with black olives. You'll find it at Caroline's Strand Street and Tokai. About R220 to R250

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