In a nutshell: One of our favourite South African summer reds, best served slightly chilled.
The lowdown: From old bush vines grown in the cool Helderberg region, not that far from the ocean, and made with minimal human intervention. Cinsault is an often under-rated variety, but here it really thrives. The wine has fresh and crunchy flavours of blackcurrant, raspberry and spice mix with mild earthy notes and soft tannins.
When to drink: Put in in the fridge half an hour before drinking and serve with game, or rack of lamb.
Founded by Paul Boutinot in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned, organic, biodynamic and WWF Biodiversity Champion farm perched high up on the windswept Schapenberg, overlooking False Bay and The Atlantic Ocean.
Living soils, naturally low yields and a long growing season help provide talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard with naturally balanced grapes that are imbued with a truly defining sense of origin. Those grapes are then transformed into wine with a minimum of intervention. The resulting wines are fine, inimitable and best enjoyed with food.