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Scattered Earth Bush Vine Cinsault 2018 Wine Review

Scattered Earth Bush Vine Cinsault 2018

Scattered Earth Bush Vine Cinsault 2018

Western Cape W.O., South Africa

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $12.95

Drink: 2020-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Scattered Earth

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A robust, tasty South African red wine made from Cinsault grapes, which are traditionally from the Rhône Valley, where its blended with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes. Aromas of dark berries, spice and smoke. Pair with a rare steak.

Cinsault food pairings: grilled pork chops, roast turkey, stuffed breast of veal.

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This Scattered Earth Bush Vine Cinsault 2018 was reviewed on April 15, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Paula Bernardino rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This was my weekend wine pick: an amazing red wine from South Africa 100% Cinsault. Nice light red colour. This is an elegant fruity wine with aromas and flavours of strawberries and dark cherries and hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Perfect for pasta night. I paired it penne in a tomato and basil sauce. Beautiful label. 14% alcohol. Available at the SAQ (Code SAQ: 14096293) at $12.95.
Molly Amoli Shinhat reviewed this wine as follows:

Scattered Earth sports the ticket. The bus ticket, as South African winemakers call it. Located at the top of the neck, the ticket means the wine's validated by South Africa's Wine and Spirit Board (WSB) through the Wine of Origin (WO) system. The Integrity + Sustainability certification guarantees the authenticity of the product from the pressing to final bottling. It certifies the grapes' origin, the varietal (e.g.Cinsault), and the vintage.

The scattered earth ticket took me back to my English childhood to a small town in central Briton.

What took me back (and took a while to identify!) was of all things, a juicy, ripe note of Ribena! Yes, the formerly British-owned blackcurrant-based concentrated drink that used to be sold in the nubby glass bottles that mimicked blackberry fruit. But back to scattered earth.

It's a single varietal wine of Cinsault, a grape that hails from France' Southern Rhone. There, it's typically used in blends, usually with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre known as GSM.

This wine shows lots of red fruit, namely strawberry and raspberry - and Ribena, of course - with some spice and an earth note, in a delicious, highly drinkable and affordable wine. It's a ruby shot through with a bit of purple, like a silk sari. With good acidity balancing it out, it's a food-friendly wine. At 3 g/l, it's extra-dry, ringing in at 14% a.b.v - but you'd never know the a.b.v. was that high from the taste.

It's July in a bottle or a South African Beaujolais, with the king protea, South Africa's national flower, on it's label.

Chill to just below room temperature before drinking. Pairs with meat-based stews or vegetarian salads.
From the Western Cape wine region, Scattered Earth Bush Vine 2018 Cinsault is a fresh and flavourful with wild berry, strawberry, crushed raspberry, savoury with clove and pepper spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Produced by KMV and fantastic value under $15. Cinsault is a Southern Rhône grape and usually blended in with Syrah and Mourvèdre there. - Community Wine Reviews

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