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Rall Old Vine Cinsault Pétillant Naturel '18


Rall Old Vine Cinsault Pétillant Naturel '18

A plea to any great winemaker that will listen. If you are good at what you do, try to make a great sparkling wine if possible. The world needs more good bubbles, and frankly the majority of what we taste is average at best. One person that clearly gets this is our friend, and one of South Africa's very best winemakers, Donovan Rall. EVERYTHING Donovan makes turns to gold. He is that good. So it is no surprise that when he decided to make a little Pét-Nat, he hit a home run. Made from 100% Cinsault, a varietal well known in South Africa as a co-parent to Pinot Noir, thus forming Pinotage. Cinsault likely originally came from the South of France, and its natural ability to withstand extreme heat makes it feel at home in a warm region like the Swartland. For those of you new to the world of Pétillant Naturel, it is a broad term for a sparkling wine made with only one primary fermentation. So before the primary fermentation is finished it is moved to bottle, and often closed with a crown cap. There are all styles of Pét-Nat due to the wide variety of grapes used to produce them, as well as the fact that they are made in very different terroir from around the world. What style is the Rall Pét-Nat? Delicious. Ok, maybe that isn't a style, but to give you a couple clues, Hannah and I finished this bottle in less than 20 minutes. Slurp. I also bought everything that came to Illinois! Good news for you. Don't miss this bright, refreshing Cinsault sparkler. Hurry before we drink it all!


South Africa


Producer Rall Wines
Vintage 2018
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Cinsault


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