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2023 The Outlier Cinsault – The Cutting | Barossa Valley
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2023 The Outlier Cinsault

$38.00 inc. GST

Tasting Notes 

A lighter style of Barossa Valley Cinsault brimming with aromas of rose petals, red cherries and delicate spice notes. Fresh acidity and lovely chalky tannins fill the mouth, making it the perfect food wine. Some of our favourite matches are dumplings and wood-fired pizza.

” This would have to be one of the fruitiest, most vibrant and quaffablest (yes, that’s a word now) wines I’ve tasted in a long time, with what looked like a pink hue throughout the vivid ruby liquid. It shows lovely notes of strawberry, raspberry, boysenberry, confectionery and even some mint and pepper. The fruit turns a bit darker after breathing but it’s likely that the wine won’t stay in your glass long enough for that to happen”

Brendan Black

Winepilot www.winepilot.com

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The Tasting Note

A lighter style of Barossa Valley Cinsault brimming with aromas of rose petal, red cherry, boysenberry and delicate spice notes. Fresh acidity and lovely chalky tannins fill the mouth, making it the perfect food wine.

The Vineyard

The grapes are sourced from a neighbouring in the Stonewell sub-region. The red-brown earth and buckshot ironstone soils, attribute to the chalky tannin which underlines the red fruits and spice.

We see a future for Cinsault in the Barossa Valley, with its inherent drought tolerance and larger berries, giving an opulent fruit profile and ripening beyond the hottest months of January and February.

The Vintage 

Vintage 2023 was the latest harvest in over two decades, experiencing over double the usual spring rainfall. This, coupled with cooler temperatures, led to delayed growth stages, and no progress was made during the summer, which was notably cooler and without any heatwaves. This created an unusually atypical season in the Barossa Valley.

Autumn brought a return of rain, requiring careful planning of picking decisions in March and April, often balancing between achieving optimal sugar ripeness and flavour while avoiding rain events. Fortunately, the Barossa Valley’s ample sunshine ensured red varietals could ripen sufficiently. The resulting wines reflected characteristics of a cooler region, showcasing elegant red fruit notes.

The Winemaking

The fruit was handpicked and fermented with 100% whole bunches to retain freshness and Cinsault’s signature bright fruit characteristics. A light foot stomp kicked off the fermentation with an additional 14 days on skins post-fermentation to amplify flavour and texture. It was basket pressed directly into large format seasoned French oak for four months of maturation. We bottled unfiltered to capture the freshness of this vibrant young wine.

The Food Match

Cinsault pairs well with most food dishes. Charcuterie boards, grilled vegetables, and pork seafood dishes are great matches. For the best drinking experience, serve slightly chilled.

Technical information
Bottling date: 15 September 2023
Bottles Produced: 666 
Harvest Date: 14 April 2023

Release Date: 28 October 2023

Cellaring potential: Serve slightly chilled and drink now

 

 

Bottle type

Single, Half-Dozen, Dozen

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