2016 Flotsam & Jetsam Cinsault (Alheit Vineyards) Darling

SKU #1329279

Made by Chris and Susan Alheit in an effort to "hopefully to show that workhorse grapes can make lekker wine". (Lekker in case you're wondering means "awesome" or "rad" or something along those lines in SA.) This is a stunning little fresh wine made for the everyday dinner table. Weighing is at 12% alcohol, with juicy berry fruit, soft tannins, a touch of spice, this is one of the most quaffable, versatile wines you'll find amongst our selections. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L S.Africa Wine Buyer)

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Price: $19.99

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- Now that it has adopted a multi-racial attitude, and now that the world has embraced its government and its exports, South Africa has become a major wine producer. Unfortunately, South Africa has had a difficult time joining the ranks of competitive winemaking countries. During the anti-apartheid sanctions in the 1980s, South African wine was dealt the huge blow when it was removed from the international market, and for political reasons it was quite difficult for wine producers to market wine to the black majority. Things are finally looking up for the wine industry here, and quality has never been higher. South Africa produces a grape cloned from Pinot Noir and Cinsault, called Pinotage, which is the country's unique varietal. Chenin Blanc (known as Steen) makes up one-third of its vines. Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are becoming increasingly popular as are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Alcohol Content (%): 12