Revenant Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault Stellenbosch
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Revenant - One that returns after death or a long absence. Revenant celebrates the glorious rebirth of tradition and the blend in The Western Cape of South Africa. A wondrous place with over 350 years of winemaking history, whose heritage is now being rediscovered: Young winemakers returning to the old ways. A renaissance and recognition of the importance of naturally balanced grapes; of minimal intervention winemaking; of old wood, concrete tanks and the beauty of the blend. Revenant encapsulates this rebirth of tradition and the spirit of ‘new wave’ South African wine.
From the coolest, windswept sites of coastal Stellenbosch all within 10kms of The Atlantic Ocean, grapes are grown on vines between 10-40 years old. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are de-stemmed and fermented spontaneously (using the natural yeast on the grapes) in large open-top wooden fermenters. The Cinsault underwent a three day, whole-bunch, spontaneous fermentation in large closed-top wooden fermentersafter which the top was opened and foot-stomped twice daily, to gently extract the finest juice over a longer period. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault were aged separately for nine months, the Cinsault in 600L barrels and the Cabernet Sauvignon in 225L barrels. No new oak was used. The wine was then blended to old 600L barrels and matured for another year before bottling. Un-fined and only lightly filtered. No additions were used, other than a small amount of sulphur at bottling.
Unfurling an abundance of vibrant red fruit in the glass such as red berries and blueberries, the wine shows hints of perfume and dark chocolate. It is gentle and elegant on the palate, reflecting infinite balance to the very end of its long finish.
Great with chargrilled steak or juicy homemade burgers.
Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.
Country: South Africa
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 80% Cinsault 20%
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes