Sijnn, Cape Vintage 2019, 375 ml

Sijnn, Cape Vintage 2019, 375 ml

Sijnn, Cape Vintage 2019

29 in stock

Sijnn, Cape Vintage 2019, 375 ml

39,00 

29 in stock

375
SKU WC140030-2019 Categories ,

Our very first attempt at making a Vintage port-style from the Malgas vineyards using Touriga Nacional. A grape which is seemingly made to produce a port.

Youthful and vibrant, with dark, brooding fruit and a lively palate, this stellar release is destined for the cellar – needing at least 10 years or more to reach its full maturation. The 2019 Cape Vintage is rich and full, fortified with top-quality wine spirits, energising the palate. Produced in tiny volumes (a meagre 600 half bottles), it speaks of Malgas’s amazing terroir.

At Sijnn, they harvested the 3 rows of Touriga Nacional bush vines a week later than the rest. The team sorted the grapes by hand, including some raisins, before destemming and crushing. A few stalks were added back during fermentation. The wine then spent 2 years in a 2nd-fill, 300L barrel. Made by the talented, on-site winemaker Charla Bosman (née Haasbroek), the 2019 was left unfined, unfiltered and bottled by hand.

Tasting notes:

‘Vintage port-style from a terroir seemingly made for it. From touriga, with highish alcohol (21%) & lowish sugar (66 g/L); 2 years in new oak & now for many more in bottle. 2019 dislocated in youth, its serious components will knit into a powerhouse. Mere 600 bottles.’ – Platter’s Guide, 5* (96/100)

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