2021 Cinsault Blanc, Rall
A very rare grape, a white mutation of Cinsault according to Jancis Robinson in her Wine Grapes: "South Africa was also home of two colour mutations of Cinsaut: one with grey berries and one with white berries but these have seem to have disappeared and have been deleted from the official variety designations". Still, here am I, drinking this Cinsault Blanc.
The nose is light and delicate with notes of white flowers, galia melon, birch leaves and granite. Very nice.
The taste is sandy and dry with a fine acidity and notes of dry peach, lemon and gravel. Only 11,5%, you could easily gulp down a bottle of this on your own. Oops, I seem to have done that...
88p (tasted 2023/04)