2021 Natte Valleij, Coastal Cinsault

Western Cape,South Africa,

£22.49

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • JR-82.5
  • TA-92

In stock

“Cinsault has become synonymous with Natte Valleij Wines. The father to our national varietal Pinotage and once stalwart red varietal of the industry, Cinsault has since fallen into obscurity. Affectionately still called Hermitage by the many old timers. This is our Coastal blend, a multi-regional extravagance, based from 5 dryland bush vines ranging in age from 50-14 years. Fermented naturally and aged for 12 months in a variety of concrete egg, foudre and barrel. Oodles of depth and bright-eye

Category: SKU: hub-10311232-1-DP-STOCK-N

Description

CELLAR INFORMATION Fermented naturally and aged for 12 months in a variety of concrete egg, foudre and barrel. VINEYARD INFORMATION This is our Coastal blend, a multi-regional extravagance, based from 5 dryland bush vines ranging in age from 50-14 years

Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

Vintage

2021

Brand

Natte Valleij

Cultivar

Cinsault

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

12.50

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

JancisRobinson.com, Tim Atkin

Reviews

JancisRobinson.com 82.5

[Jancis Robinson, 01/01/2023]

Tim Atkin 92

[Tim Atkin, 01/01/2023]

Producer Profile

Natte Valleij, a historic family farm in Stellenbosch run by winemaker Alex Milner, has received critical acclaim for his site specific Cinsault from various pockets of extraordinary old vine parcels across the Cape. Tamlyn Currin writes: “It was the first time I’d tasted Cinsault. It was the first time I actually understood the variety. It was a lightning strike.” Together with his stellar Axle Chenin Blanc from Darling. Tamlyn writes: “Alex Milner pushes the edges of possibility and beauty. He always takes my breath away. Surely this cannot be £20?!” The stage has been set, heroing the adopted heritage grapes of South Africa, finally allowing them freedom of expression. As well as our very own, native Pinotage – Alex and his Natte Valleij wines represent the spirit of the Cape and we’d strongly advise you visit him and his wines during Cape Wine.