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Metzer Family Cinsault 2017

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Metzer Family Cinsault 2017
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The range from Metzer Family Wines continues to grow, a Cinsault 2017 being the latest addition. Grapes are from  unirrigated bush vines planted in 1992 on the Helderberg, winemaking involving spontaneous fermentation, 30% whole bunch before maturation lasting eight months in older oak.

The nose shows plum, a vague note of fynbos as well as earth, white pepper and spice. The palate is relatively full with juicy fruit, low acidity and nicely grippy tannins – it’s powerful for Cinsault (alcohol is 14.4%) but hangs together well. Price: R195 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 91/100.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, it got a little big on me to use surfing parlance. Grapes were 23.5 Brix in the vineyard at picking and after a day in tank became 24.5 Brix. Although a not too uncommon phenomenon with big-berried varieties.

  2. Hi looking for family line, My grandfather is Ardell John metzer my father is Ardell John metzer. We all live in Oregon my great grandfather came from Germany.

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