Sijnn red 2017
Deep true red colour. Lovely fresh dark wild berry nose with salty slate, licorice/fennel aspect that seems to be a signature Malgas character. Dense, juicy fruit palate envelopes the substantial, concentrated structure. Drinking well now, but expect it to go on and on. Some complex, spicy fruitcake on the mid-palate and a long, dry, silky finish.
- Vintage: 2017
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- Grape(s): Syrah, Tauriga National, Trincadeira, Mouvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Region/appellation: Malagas
- Ratings: Platter’s – 96 Best red blend (Syrah based), Tim Atkin – Best red blend
- Volume: 750 ml
- SKU: 0676814001696
Handpicked and carefully sorted in small crates in the cool mornings. Destemmed and gently crushed into small open top tanks and oak vats with a small portion whole bunch. Natural yeast fermentation at max temp of 29°C. Time on the skins about 9 days, with the cap of skins punched down (pigeage) 2 to 3 times a day. Single pressing in a traditional basket press and malolactic fermentation in barrels. Matured in 225ℓ French oak barrels in the first year and mostly 700ℓ in the second year. 20% new oak for 22 months. The wine was bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered.