Natte Valleij Farm has been in existence for a long time, but it was only in 2005, after a 50 year hiatus, that the farm began growing grapes again. Everything at Natte Valleij is done traditionally; harvest is done by hand, the wines are bottled by hand, and then corked and labelled by hand. Using what winemaker, Alexander Milner, calls ” sympathetic wine making practices,” he makes his wines with minimal intervention and not additives. This Cinsault is sourced from vineyards spread across the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. This is a wonderful example of how drinkable and fresh Cinsault, one of the parent varietals of South Africa’s signature grape Pinotage, can be. It has flavours of rustic and juicy red berries and peppery spice.