Zonnebloem  Cinsault

Zonnebloem Cinsault

Red fruit forward with dusty, stalky spiced interest and coffee undertones. A lovely juicy, light red that is an ice bucket option for summer with light lunches or casual sipping. Super easy-drinking. Not improving, further cellaring not advised.

Vineyards

Isabel Habets (Viticulturist)
The Grapes were hand harvested from bush and trellised vines in the wine growing region of Stellenbosch. They derive the maximum benefit from cooling maritime breezes that contribute to slow ripening of the grapes and concentrated fruit
flavours.

Winemaking

Elize Coetzee (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker)
Each vineyard block was individually vinified in stainless steel tanks and smaller vessels for a period of 10-13 days on the skins, with gentle punch downs daily, until the desired phenolic profile was reached. This was followed by malolactic fermentation and later the wine spent some time in second and third filled French and American oak

Winemaker's Comments

Colour Brilliant red.
Bouquet Cherries, raspberries and spices with hints of cassis and earthy undertones.
Palate Delicious juicy entry. Medium bodied, with soft elegant lingering red fruit; well balanced with ripe tannins on the finish

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol 13.18% by volume
Residual sugar 3.8 g/l
Total acidity 5.6 g/l pH 3.45

Food Pairing

Excellent enjoyed cooled, on its own, or served with spicy dishes, grilled chicken, veal or a succulent steak.
Zonnebloem red wines are vegan friendly

Isabel Habets (Viticulturist)
The Grapes were hand harvested from bush and trellised vines in the wine growing region of Stellenbosch. They derive the maximum benefit from cooling maritime breezes that contribute to slow ripening of the grapes and concentrated fruit
flavours.

Elize Coetzee (Cellar Master) / Bonny van Niekerk (Winemaker)
Each vineyard block was individually vinified in stainless steel tanks and smaller vessels for a period of 10-13 days on the skins, with gentle punch downs daily, until the desired phenolic profile was reached. This was followed by malolactic fermentation and later the wine spent some time in second and third filled French and American oak

Colour Brilliant red.
Bouquet Cherries, raspberries and spices with hints of cassis and earthy undertones.
Palate Delicious juicy entry. Medium bodied, with soft elegant lingering red fruit; well balanced with ripe tannins on the finish

Alcohol 13.18% by volume
Residual sugar 3.8 g/l
Total acidity 5.6 g/l pH 3.45

Excellent enjoyed cooled, on its own, or served with spicy dishes, grilled chicken, veal or a succulent steak.
Zonnebloem red wines are vegan friendly

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Wine of Origin

Zonnebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms.
From the Stellenbosch farms that produce our grapes who use the earth as their canvas to create the fruit which lends our wines their rich, distinctive character; to the winemakers who use the skills they have learned and developed over generations to produce the rich varietals and blends that make up the Zonnebloem stable.

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Wine of Origin

Zonnebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms.


Our Story