Sijnn, Red 750ml 2012

South Africa, Malgas
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Syrah 59%, Touriga Nacional 25%, Mourvedre 10% and Trincadeira 6%

Tasting notes:
Medium deep true red colour. Creamy red fruit nose with salty slate, licorice/fennel aspect that seems to be a signature Malgas character. Soft, juicy fruit palate envelopes the substantial, concentrated structure. Drinking well now, but expect it to go on and on. Some nutty, spicy fruitcake on the mid-palate and a long, dry, creamy finish. Best between 2017 and 2027. Enjoy in a Spiegelau Bordeaux Magnum glass or something similar with a wide range of rich food.

Vineyard block:
The complex stony soils, together with a warm, dry climate (350mm) moderated by constant sea breezes provides an ideal terroir to produce a great wine. A mix of top quality varieties from various origins of warmer climate were chosen to best reflect this remarkable site. All vines are grown as bush vines and sustainably farmed. No pesticides were used. Mostly 8 year old vines. All vines planted on a mix of drought resistant rootstocks – Rug.140; R99; R110; Paulsen – and a mix of clones for complexity and diversity.

Vintage conditions:
A good growing season with few problems. The typical dry windy conditions were interrupted with a little more rain than usual, helping with nice moderate growth. Harvest was quite early with cool conditions. Some mist and light rain during harvest, contributing to a more subtle, elegant wine without losing concentration. Vines irrigated in winter, just before the growing season and again at veraison to assist the critical ripening process, otherwise the vines are left to look after themselves.

Alc: 14.34% RS: 2.3/ℓ TA: 5.4/ℓ
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Bottle Size750ml
CountrySouth Africa
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