“The best I can do for my old man,” says Franco Lourens of this medley of Grenache with 56% Cinsault and Syrah, which features a drawing of his dad on the label. Juicy, refreshing yet serious, it has subtle whole bunch perfume, liquorice and ginger notes and a core of stony plum, raspberry and red cherry fruit. 2022-28 93/100 Tim Atkin MW
This Red blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Syrah comes from Chris Alheit’s assistant wine maker Franco Lourens.
44% Grenache Noir
All the grapes are from dryland bush vines in the Swartland. 80% whole cluster fermentation. Light extraction. no yeast, acid or enzymes were added. The wine matured for 10 months in old French barrels. Unfined and coarse filtration.