Momento Tinta Barocca 2013

By , 16 September 2014

Gnarly.

Gnarly.

Marelise Jansen van Rensberg, winemaker at Beaumont in Bot River, makes her own wine under the Momento label.  Her Grenache 2011 was pretty smart (see here) and I recently got to try her Tinta Barocca 2013

From 40-year-old Bot River vines, it underwent spontaneously fermentation and was matured for 15 months in old French oak barrels. Only 1 900 bottles made.

More red than black fruit, spice and a slight earthiness about it. Good concentration, moderate acidity and quite soft tannins. Tasty if a bit quirky. Wine cellar price: R220 a bottle.

Score: 87/100.

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