An isolated vineyard in the Malgas ward 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.
Grown as bush vines and sustainably farmed. Block 42. Deep pudding stone soils with a tiny pocket of limestone. A quarter of a ha, planted in 2017, and already so at home. Can handle wind and has been producing very well.
Growing season of 2022 was a cooler and wetter one. 2021 saw a lot of rain and was a cooler growing season. Harvest was also one of the cooler ones, but with a heat wave mid harvest. Preheatwave and stress the Vermentino was harvested.
Handpicked and sorted in the vineyards in the early morning to ensure beautiful cool grapes arrive at the cellar. Crushed and pressed with the stems, fermented in a 400L barrel, older oak. Left on the lees for a short period, 6 months, and bottled on July. Unfined and unfiltered, bottled by hand.
Bottling date: 15/7/2022
Production: 486 x 750ml
Light yellow colour in the glass. Super fresh, fruity nose, almost like a good blend of a richer Sauvignon blanc and a light styled Chenin blanc. Zesty citrus nose, with hints of rosemary, fennel and clove. The palate is fresh, zesty, and heaps of minerality, meets white stone fruit and citrus. The acidity is alive and so refreshing. It is really expressive of the area and it captures the cooler dry area of Malgas. Due to the nature of the freshness, this would pair well with a lemon infused fish or chicken dish.
ANALYSIS: Alc. 13% | SG 1,6 g/ℓ | TA 6,9 g/ℓ | pH 3,45 | VA 0,6 g/l | SO₂ Free 5 mg/ℓ & Total 73mg/ℓ