Cinsault/Mouvedre Rose, False Bay, 75cl
Established by Paul Boutinot, False Bay Vineyards is a company that has grown out of many years of involvement in South Africa, which began at a time when their wines and potential was just being recognised. With knowledge and respect within the South African wine industry, Paul Boutinot has been able to source top quality grapes for the False Bay range. First discovered by sailors confusing it for Table Bay to the north, False Bay has long been a haven for those navigating the treacherous Cape of Good Hope. The cool coastal breeze which sweeps off the Indian Ocean tempers the ripening process, extend the growing season and produce expressive wines with more precise varietal characters and purity. These lifted aromas make the wines accessible, perfectly balanced and full flavoured.
False Bay Rosé is produced from Cinsaut (as the South African's spell it)and Mourvédre. They generally prefer Rhône varietals for making Rosé, so the search was on to find vineyards which would accomplish their goal. Old Cinsaut vineyards in the Stellenbosch and Swartland area clinched the deal and a small portion of Mourvédre from Stellenbosch and Elgin region adds to further complexity.
Light & Supple