2021 Dune Aïn Salah Cinsault

Dune |McLaren Vale |Cinsault
An insane value Cinsault in all its lithe and moreish glory from McLaren Vale.

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A miniscule production wine, the single-varietal Cinsault from Dune, is a wine to jump on quickly before it’s all gone.

Stylistically, the Ain Salah lies between a heavy rose and light red, but importantly it is packed with flavour and texture in the mouth. Aromas and flavours waver between red fruits and complexing flavours of spice, fragrant herbs, and citrus skins.

The palate is rounded and full in the mouth with refreshing minerality. Low alcohol, soft acidity and low tannin makes this wine a perfect candidate for slightly chilled drinking, about the only sad thing is how fast we’ll have to say goodbye.

Another first for us with only two barrels of AIN SALAH Cinsault produced in 2021. Cinsault is showing great promise in the vineyard for our conditions in McLaren Vale. It has shown to be a late-ripening variety with large berries and lighter skins.


90 Points - "Sappy, tangy, sour-sweet kinda vibe but in the most toothsome, pleasing way. Just ripe raspberry, some white strawberry, a bit of candied citrus, a little sweet spice here. Skinsy chew and tug of light tannin in the texture department, lots of vibrancy, ease of drinking, general pleasure. I'd be at this with a light chill, though you could dial up the complexity in big glasses at room temp if you wanted. Like it lots." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Dune

Duncan and Peter Lloyd are the latest generation of Lloyds (of Coriole fame) to make wine in McLaren Vale.

Growing up immersed in the hotbed of food and wine culture that is McLaren Vale, the boys have now partnered up to start their own wine project with a stunning vineyard in Blewitt Springs as the centrepiece.

The grapes are farmed organically, the wines are made with a gentle touch, but rather than let the 'minimal intervention' philosophy hem them in with dogma, the boys are free to tinker and blend as they see fit.

These are fantastic, energetic wines that have set a cracking pace with only a few vintages under the brand's belt. Keep your eyes peeled for what's next for the brothers Lloyd.

Duncan and Peter Lloyd in the Dune vineyard - McLaren Vale, SA Dune

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