Storm Point, Red Blend

Storm Point, Red Blend - 2020

Item # 41664 750mL
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Named after the storms that dominated nautical exploration centuries ago in the Western Cape. This is made by Mick Craven and is a blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Carignan - the last 2 grapes were fermented whole cluster and the Cinsault was fully-destemmed. Reminiscent of a fine Rhône wine but still so South African with vibrant freshness. Aged in older barrels for nearly a year.


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