Cape Collective Rad Red 2018

I remember tasting this a few weeks ago and nodding ‘this is what I want to be drinking all summer long’.

And then promptly proceeded to demolish every drop of this Cinsault a week later...without making a single note.

The Wine:

Brief, antisocial scribbles from the tasting event: cherries, musk, Turkish delights and guava peel.

Vini + Viti:

Partial carbonic fermentation, plus partial wholebunch spontaneous fermentation.

Gentle punchdowns.

Aged for 6 months in neutral oak.

Lightly filtered.

Made by the wonderful Lucinda Heyns from Illimis Wines.


Balance (1) + Length (1) + Intensity (½) + Complexity (½)  = A good wine 

Drink now, but potential for further ageing.

Final thoughts: 

Excuse the state of the wrapping...curiosity got the better of me and I had to know what lay beneath. The answer is nothing, because all the delicious red fruits lie inside the bottle. The entire wrapper contains all the info you need.

I’ve been a bit obsessed with packaging lately...especially eco friendlier packaging. And I love this for its ease of near complete recycling (rubber band not so much), from cork to wrapping. Balanced design, deceptively minimal, eco friendlier, unusual and eye catching. I’m handing my award for best wine label design to Cape Collective!

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