Nomadis | Scions of Sinai

Cinsault and Pinotage are part of the heritage in Stellenbosch, normally Pinotage takes centre stage. Here, Bernhard explains: “Cinsault is the father and Pinotage is the son – on a light soil Cinsault can be one dimensional, Pinotage adds texture”.  The name derives from the fact that these grapes were nomadic, they didn’t have a home before they went into this wine.  A touch of earlier harvested Pinotage seasons the Cinsault making an immensely crunchy and moreish wine, but with some complexity. If you like Gamay this will be right up your street.

Region:

Coastal Region

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Variety / Blend:

Pinotage: 95% Cinsault:

Climate:

Maritime

Soils:

Decomposed granite and sand

Farming:

Uncertified organic

Altitude:

450 metres

Fermentation:

60% whole bunch for Cinsault, Pinotage is semi-carbonic

Ageing:

6 months on lees in old oak