touch and go (2021)
Cultivars: Cinsault planted in the mid 1950’s
Origin: 33°43’51.0″S 18°49’27.0″E
So what is the idea?
This wine almost got away.
A big proportion of the quality time I spent with my dad was either on the way back from a rugby match or next to him on a rock halfway in the sea, fishing. Together we braved the elements and brought home stories and trophies. We shared victories and disappointments. We are both acquainted with the heartbreak of the one that got away. And in those moments he passed on much more than where to cast for galjoen.
The grapes used for this Rose is from a block of Cinsault older than my dad. The wine was destined for another market, but this was so unique, I wanted to share it with people closer to home.
So then, almost a catch and release.
About the wine
During practise landings, the pilot will let the landing gear kiss the runway and then take off again. It should not be rushed and is best if it leaves an impression rather than a dent.
During the wine making process, red grapes are left on their skins for just the right amount of time to leave the wine with the right amount of blush for your tipple.
Sam 17:29 And David said, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause?”