2019 Savage Thief in the Night Grenache Cinsault Syrah

Western Cape, South Africa

A delicious Rhone-style blend from the mountainsides of South Africa




About The Wine

The Savage Thief in the Night Grenache Cinsault Syrah brings together three grapes from a classic Rhone blend to create a light, juicy and refreshing New World iteration.

Located north of Cape Town, the Citrusdal Mountains are part of the Western Cape wine region. The high altitudes help to provide a long growing season so that flavours can develop while acidity remains high. This wine proves that with its red-fruit aromas and flavours and the bright acidity, while also showing some depth with savoury tones such as some meatiness and herbs.

Give that the wine is somewhat reminiscent of a Pinot Noir, the Savage Thief in the Night Grenache Cinsault Syrah will delight those who are after a light but delicious drop.

About Savage Wines

Savage Wines is the venture of Duncan Savage, former winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards in South Africa, who started his own label back in 2011. From the beginning, his desire was to make classic and elegant wines, with a nod to the past, while also pushing boundaries to some degree. He sources a lot of his fruit from old vineyards, as well as ones at high altitude, with the focus in the winery being on minimal intervention.

Savage produces a wide range of wines from grapes expected - Syrah, Chenin Blanc, Cinsault – and unexpected – Touriga Nacional, Clairette Blanc, Viura.

Duncan Savage of Savage Wines
Duncan Savage of Savage Wines
Cape Town, South Africa
Additional Info

From the Producer


61% Grenache, 26% Cinsault, 13% Syrah


Alc.13.5%Vol | RS1.8g/l | pH3.7 | TA4.7g/l |




Dry farmed bush vines grown in sandstone derived soils.

Blend : Grenache (61%), Cinsault (26%), Syrah (13%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Duncan Savage amongst his vines
Duncan Savage amongst his vines
Cape Town, South Africa
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"A grenache, cinsault, syrah. Lighter weight, soft and supple red, set to more fresh, pleasingly bitter and vibrant, red berry fruit characters with some dried green herb, alpine herb and game meat characters. Flows wonderfully, great freshness here, gentle tug in the web of tannins and a cool, vibrant finish. Pinosity here, and character." Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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