After a lightweight weekend I’m happy to kick off this weeks thread ( apologies but can’t work out how to tag it ‘midweek drinks’ ).
Maybe some of you watched ‘Saturday Kitchen’ this weekend ?
One of the recommended wines was a South African bush vine cinsault from Morrisons. As soon as I saw the colour of it on the TV I was immediately reeled in…
…so bought a bottle this morning and opened it earlier with a venison burger and the usual sides. Wow ! it’s really good.
Super nose, freshly turned soil, spice, a melange of red fruits, cherries, raspberries and redcurrant and a lovely savoury quality too. All of which carryover on tasting. light to medium bodied fruit with impressive depth of flavour, fresh food friendly acidity, gentle tannins to structure and a savoury, red fruited, lip smacking finish to end.
Hard to believe its’ 14.5% ABV as it’s so light on its feet and easy to drink. Not sure it’s a wine for all palates but if you like Etna reds, mencia, kadarka or lighter bodied pinot noir it’s well worth trying. And only £8.25 too. I’ll be back for more and should it go on offer I’ll be filling my boots !
Many thanks to Helen McGinn for recommending it.
Anyone else indulging this week ?
Edit - I should mention, now having read the back label, it’s a bulk shipped wine. bottled in the UK, from Swartland fruit and made by the Riebeck Valley Wine Co.