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A A Badenhorst Ramnasgras Cinsault 2017

 
Country: South africa
Region: Swartland
Type: Red
Producer: Badenhorst
Grape: Cinsault
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2017

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'The 2017 Ramnasgras Cinsault comes from vines planted in 1964, the most productive vineyard yet still producing just 3,500 bottles. It includes some 60% whole-bunch fruit and was matured in 4,000-liter foudres. The winsome bouquet features red currant, cranberry and wild rose petal scents, very well defined and pure - oddly enough, almost Burgundy-like in style. The palate is well balanced with fresh red cherry and cranberry fruit and hints of pomegranate, quite mineral-driven and again, very Burgundy-like on the poised finish. This is very promising.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 92/100


Tasting Notes

'Adi Badenhorst has been at the forefront of the Cinsault revival in South Africa. This brilliant example comes from a 1966 vineyard on his home farm. Picked early to preserve acidity and fermented with 70% whole bunches, it’s succulent and fine, with Pinot Noir-like grace. 2019-25.' – Tim Atkin Report 2018, 94/100


Press Note:

Neal Martin, vinous.com The 2017 Ramnasgras Cinsault comes from vines planted in 1964, the most productive vineyard yet still producing just 3,500 bottles. It includes some 60% whole-bunch fruit and was matured in 4,000-liter foudres. The winsome bouquet features red currant, cranberry and wild rose petal scents, very well defined and pure - oddly enough, almost Burgundy-like in style. The palate is well balanced with fresh red cherry and cranberry fruit and hints of pomegranate, quite mineral-driven and again, very Burgundy-like on the poised finish. This is very promising. 92 points

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