Sijnn, Carignan 2021

Sijnn, Carignan 2021

23 in stock

Sijnn, Carignan 2021


23 in stock

SKU WC111162-2021 Category

An isolated vineyard in the Malga sward near the mouth of the Breede River– called Sijnn (pronounced Seine) by the original Khoisan inhabitants. Perched on a plateau of slate and rolled stones, about 15km from the southern oceans of Africa.


A variety that grows extremely well – like a weed, but with an upright growth habit, wind and disease resistant and very productive. A viticultural dream in Malgas. Grown as bush vines and sustainably farmed. No pesticides were used. Planted in 2016 as part of the Grenache block 39. Yield: 4 tons/ha (20 hℓ/ha)


Growing season of this vintage started off very dry and warm, but in October and November 2020, we had a lot of raIn,150mm. Harvest saw cooler weather, with cool nights throughout the harvest period. Wines with great acidities and quality. A small crop. 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.


Handpicked and carefully sorted in small crates in the cool mornings. Destemmed and gently crushed into small open top tanks, A small percentage of whole clusters added to ferment. Natural yeast fermentation @ max. temp. 29°C. Time on the skins about 9-12 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. 2 x 225L French oak barrels were chosen for this wine, older French oak used. The wine was bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered.

Bottling date: 18/5/2022

Production: 566 x 750ml


Light, Vibrant red colour in the glass. Mixed berries, lavender and violets on the nose. Easy on the palate, with integrated and smooth tannins. A youthful, juicy wine, with lovely freshness. Best drinking 2023-2030 This wine will pair well with good local lamb chops rosemary infused.

ANALYSIS: Alc 13,15 % | SG 1,8 ℓ | TA 5.3/ℓ | pH 3.41 | VA 0.69 g/ℓ | SO₂ 17Free mg/ℓ & 54 Total mg/ℓ

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