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SIJNN Red Blend (2019)

Syrah 67%, Touriga Nacional 11%, Trincadeira 8%, Mourvèdre 14%


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Sijnn Red Blend 2019
A vibrant deep red colour. The Tinta Amarella’s red fruit character is beautifully intertwined with the Syrah and Touriga Nacional’s typical savoury and wild profile. Sage, lavender, thyme and rosemary on the nose. It is inky and wild but has a beautiful freshness, and concentration of cassis, blueberry fruit on the mid palate. Stony character and minerality lingers long after the first sip. It is elegantly powerful with a youthful freshness, yet a deep concentration, and a firm structured tannin profile, making sure this wine will last for many years. Hints of Blueberry cheesecake, a smooth and creamy texture on the palate. Best drinking 2024-2032
Alc: 13.5% RS 0.14 g/100mpH: 3.64
96 Points Tim Atkin (Master of Wine)
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In the vineyard

<p>2018 was the driest growing season Malgas has had in the past 10 years. A minimum of 180mm of rainfall recorded. It was a dry and windy growing season and winter was cold, but not much water available. The moderate weather with cool nights continued throughout the growing season well into harvest, producing wines  with good acidity and structure. A small size crop of great quality. 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.</p>

In the cellar

<p>Handpicked and carefully sorted in small crates in the cool mornings. Destemmed and gently crushed into small open top tanks and oak vats with a small portion whole bunch. 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. Mostly 225l French oak barrels in the first year and mostly 700l in the second year of maturation. 20% new for 22 months. (We feel this better respects the complexity of the fruit, while softening the wine sufficiently). The wine was bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered. Bottling date: 21/12/2020<br /> Production: 550 x 12 x 750ml, 200 x 1,5L, 10 x 3L</p>

Pairing suggestions

<p>This wine will pair well with a richer red meat dish, red wine risotto or any matured cheese</p>