Radford Dale Thirst Cinsault WO Stellenbosch 2021
  • Cinsault
  • Natural, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12% alc./vol

Radford Dale Thirst Cinsault WO Stellenbosch 2021

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Regular price $24.95per bottle ($299.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Fresh & Juicy

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Radford Dale is one of South Africa’s leading independent wineries. Based on the Helderberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, they specialize in producing site-specific, natural wines. Prizing individuality and combining a keen pursuit of innovation and a healthy respect for tradition, the results are refined and often elegant wines, designed to be enjoyed as they have been throughout history; socially, gastronomically and festively.

The Thirst range offers refreshing, lower alcohol, naturally-made wines, with minimal
intervention. They have not been stripped of any natural components and they
are neither fined nor filtered, appearing hazy in the glass. The Cinsault vines were planted in 1989 and are grown on sandy soils lining the banks of the Moddergat River. Bush vine trained with no irrigation in the vineyard, producing a small crop but one with lovely concentration, harvested early during ripening to retain maximum freshness.

Fresh, juicy and bright with lovely mineral, stony notes under the joyful, thirst-quenching fresh cherry and cranberry fruits. Medium-bodied with slowly blooming tannins and zippy acidity, this will be an easy wine to kick back with and enjoy. 

Pair with tasty snacks like sheep's milk cheeses  and cured meats on your next charcuterie board.

About the Winery

Radford Dale

Radford Dale and The Winery of Good Hope are two brands made by the same people, in the same winery. The team behind these wineries has been an industry leader since the 1990s in chemical free farming, and more recently in low and no sulfur winemaking. They are a founding member of PIWOSA (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) which sets ethical, environmental and social uplift standards. Recognizing the social inequality present in South Africa Radford Dale has also set up a trust called Land of Hope to help facilitate bright futures for children, focusing heavily on education.

Alex Dale who owns and manages both projects is an Englishman who grew up spending summers in Burgundy, France. He moved there in his late teens to follow a passion for winemaking and also opened a wine bar in Beaune. He lived in Burgundy for many years before moving to South Africa in 1998, starting Radford Dale with Ben Radford, an Australian. The idea was to produce wines using modern techniques and technology with a healthy respect for tradition, something Alex came to understand well while living in Burgundy.

Wines are made with minimal intervention in order to best express each vineyard’s individuality.