As a grape variety, Cinsault fell out of favour in South Africa during the 1960s but has since been re-discovered by the New-Wave generation of winemakers. The cultivar has not played any prominent role in quality winemaking since and has been grubbed up more than replanted. The net result is that any Cinsault vine in the Cape is invariably an old vine. And, whilst Cabernet might still be riding the height of the popular wave, the cultivar is completely eschewed by members of the Swartland Independent movement, with no mention of King Cabernet in their manifesto. Check out the Liberator website for full story.