Old Road Wine Pardonnez-Moi Cinsaut 2018 75cl 14% ABV
Old Road Wine Pardonnez-Moi Cinsaut, Coastal, South Africa
Just like this Cinsaut tumbles softly across the palate, so too did Marie Antoinette come to a tumbling end on 16th October 1793. She said her famous last words - Pardon me, sir, I meant not to do it - when she accidentally stepped on the foot of her executioner on her way to the guillotine.
This utterly drinkable Cinsaut originates from fine old bush vines in Paarl and the Helderberg in Stellenbosch respectively. Both vineyards grow on weathered granite soils with supplementary irrigation, and grapes are hand-picked at their optimal ripeness to vividly capture the natural flavour profile of the fruit. In the cellar, gentle extraction and little oak maturation further enhance the drinkability of this refreshing wine.