Percheron Old Vine Cinsault
Bright, expressive, and gently savoury on the nose. In spite of its blushing hue, there is a symphony of deep flavours here including; hoisin sauce, fresh cherries, star anise and plum. Great served slightly chilled.
Boutinot has championed this grape variety on its own for many years before its current fashionable status, nobody is more delighted than Boutinot that Cinsault is such a bright star in South Africa modern firmament. Crushed for flavour not colour, this 40 year old unirrigated bush vine wine sucks only from the rocks underground. Bright, expressive, gently savoury on the nose and the colour of a freshly slapped arse. Along with its blushing hue, the palate rewards with fresh pomegranate flavour and acidity, savoury gamey notes, and a bright, beating heart of cherry ripe fruit. Slightly chilled with pink duck, pink lamb or carpaccio of beef, this is a beautifully defined expression of South Africa’s most achingly fashionable varietal.
Delicious slightly chilled, this Cinsault's bright, earthy notes and acidity marries beautifully with Asian duck dishes, pork belly, stir-fried beef and indeed carpaccio of tuna, beef or game.
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IWC 2017 BRONZE
Boutinot started life in Greater Manchester in 1972 when Paul Boutinot begin to collect wines from France and bring back to Manchester to sell at his parents restaurant. Paul's reputation quickly begin to grow and it wasn't long before other restaurants were asking for him to sell them wine and the company was started in 1980 as a wine supplier.
Boutinot have furthered their reputation for great value wines by starting to produce wines themselves. They have partnered with Italian producer Adria Vini, have their own vineyard holdings and winery in France and vineyards in South Africa, and now a large percentage of Boutinot's portfolio is their own production.