Savage Wines Follow the Line Cinsault 2022
Cinsault from a 41 year old dry farmed bush vine vineyard in Darling. The vines are grown in decomposed granite on a south facing slope which gets battered by the prevailing south east wind off the cold Atlantic. We have worked with this vineyard since 2011 and the level of consistency and purity never ceases to amaze.
Winemaking and Maturation
Grapes are meticulously sorted in both the vineyard and the winery. 50% whole bunch spontaneous fermentation with gentle extraction and 2 weeks on the skins.
Basket pressing is followed by a year in older foudre, amphora and old 500L barrels before bottling.
Follow the Line always displays aromatic purity, strawberries, cherries, rose petals and violets. The 2022 vintage showcases all of this with a little more texture and richness courtesy of the warm vintage. The vines adapted incredibly to the challenges and have yielded an extremely complex wine with the characteristic freshness of granitic soils.
Follow the Line drinks beautifully young but will age well up to 10 years.
Alc. 13.1% Vol | RS 1.8 g/l | pH 3.76 | TA 4.9 g/l