Certified Sustainable. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Notes of Red plum, blackcurrant, and dark roast coffee with a pleasant stalky herbaceousness on the finish. Kumusha in the Zimbabwean Shona language translates to ‘your home’, ‘your roots’ or ‘your origin’. World Renowned Sommelier Tinashe Nyamudoka believes the best wines are representative of their region. Through a collaborative process with respect to the vine, the winemaker and the consumer, Tinashe is building a brand of wines that represent and honor their roots. Minimal intervention winemaking and natural fermentation is aimed at letting the wine be free to do the talking of its origin. These are wines that Tinashe would not only like to drink himself, but wines that, from his experience as a sommelier, are representative of what is leading the way for the style of South African wines.
Sourced from 4-hectare vineyard called Opstal in Western Cape at 300 meters above sea level. The vine age is 13-year old and the soil is Tukulu – some granite, high clay content and sandstone. After destemming, the berry & juice mix was pumped to open top concrete fermenters. Automated pump-overs ensure good color and tannin extraction during fermentation which lasted for about 10 days at 19-23C. Towards the end of alcoholic fermentation, the tank was drained and pressed into another concrete tank where the wine finished fermentation and went through malolactic fermentation. Racked into 3rd, 4th and 5th fill French Oak barrels (300L in size) for 9 months before it was blended with concrete aged Cabernet. The final blend is 60% oak matured and 40% from concrete. 1650 cases produced