Sijnn white 2019
Clear yellow colour. A beautiful forthcoming nose of fine straw and peach pith. Slight honey and salted liquorice, with peach pith and slate on the palate. A vibrant palate with a lot of flavours found across the mouth. Needs some time and air in glass to express itself best. Peach pith, slate and fennel on pallet, also a very persistent and long palate. Peppercorns, herbaceous wild rosemary /renosterveld is found all along the journey in this wine.
- Vintage: 2019
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- Grape(s): Chenin Blanc 87 %, Vionier, Roussanne
- Region/appellation: Malagas
- Ratings: Platter’s – 94, Tim Atkin – 93
- Volume: 750 ml
- SKU: 0676814001726
Handpicked and sorted in the vineyards, it is done early morning to ensure cool grapes arrive at the cellar. In 2018 I decided to do more whole-bunch pressing, in a basket press and about 20% gentle crushing and soaking (2hours). The juice is barrel fermented in 400 and 700L French oak barrels, about 10% new oak for 10 months, and left on the lees, which adds a lot of texture and balance. Lightly fined with bentonite, unfiltered, and bottled by hand.