Van Loggerenberg Lotter Cinsault

Van Loggerenberg Lotter Cinsault

R 455.00

The wine is made from the second oldest registered red wine vineyard in the country, planted in 1932 by Koos Lötter on his farm in Franschhoek. These old bush vines are dryland farmed and produce really exceptional fruit. The soils are decomposed granite with underlying sandstone, which gives this wine its elegance and finesse. This vineyard ripens very late and due to the really cool weather they had during the 2021 harvest, the fruit took even longer to ripen fully. These were the last grapes to go into the cellar for the year.

In the cellar

The grapes were 100% de-stemmed before crushing. All grapes were left to ferment naturally with one punch down performed daily. The wines underwent malolactic fermentation in concrete diamond cube. The wine was racked once after malolactic fermentation and returned to the concrete cube for 10 months before bottling. No enzymes or commercial yeasts were used in making the wines.

This is a beautiful Cinsaut that really showcases another level of elegance and finesse. There is a stunning purity of fruit in this wine, showcasing a range a red berries, the fine textured tannins and beautiful floral aromas make for a very pleasurable and nuanced experience. It conjures images of beautiful butterflies in a glass.