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Why Cinsault is becoming a thing (again)

How fashions change in wine. Platter’s 2008 lists all of five examples of Cinsault, the three reviewed being from Landskroon, Mac’s Hill and Culemborg...

Fairview Old Paarl Bushvines Cinsault 2016

And now Fairview also comes to the Cinsaut/Cinsault party with this 2016 from Paarl vineyards over 30 years in age, winemaking involving fermentation in...

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cinsault 2016

Cinsaut/Cinsault’s shift from fringe to mainstream continues apace with the Cellar Selection 2016 from Kleine Zalze selling for R67 a bottle. From a combination...

Talking Cinsaut

How prominently is Cinsaut set to feature in the South African wine industry’s future? Yesterday, a panel discussion and tasting of some leading examples...

Waterkloof Seriously Cool Cinsault 2015

What’s a fair price to pay for a Cinsault off vineyards between 40 and 50 years old bearing four tons a hectare? Buy the...

Recipe: Plum, pancetta and watercress salad

A perfect summer starter Serves 4 150g watercress, washed 10 ripe plums, washed 125g pancetta, fried until crispy 125g buffalo mozzarella, torn 1 tbsp (15ml) white balsamic vinegar 4 sprigs thyme 2...

A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines Ramnasgras Cinsault 2014

How good can single-variety Cinsault be? Pretty bloody amazing in the case of Ramnasgras 2014 from a vineyard planted in 1956 from A.A. Badenhorst...

Tim James: More on A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

I haven’t been able to quite make up my mind about Adi Badenhorst’s 2014 wine called Brak-Kuil Barbarossa – but I’ve had a marvellous...