SIJNN White Blend (2021) Early Bird Discount – first 30 bottles

Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Verdehlo


Sold in case of 6 x 750ml

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Sijnn White Blend 2021 (early bird discount for the first 30 bottles sold)
The complex stony soils, together with a warm dry climate, moderated by constant sea breezes provides an ideal terroir to produce something unique. All vines are grown as bush vines due to the exceptional low yield and vigour. Mostly 2 high quality, low yielding clones of Chenin blanc on drought resistant rootstocks -R99,Rug.140 and R110. This flagship blend includes Verdelho, Viognier and Roussanne, all contributing to the texture and complexity of the blend.
Alc: 14%, RS: 0.17g/100ml, pH: 3.27, TA: 6.8g/l

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In the vineyard

<p>Growing season of 2021 was cooler and a lot wetter than the previous 3 years. Although it was only 380mm of rain in 2020, we could see the difference in the canopy and soil. Rather vigorous growth in the vines. A warmer winter, but cool growing season, with some rain in November which really helped the growth. Harvest started off with cool weather and splashes of rain but exceptionally windy. We experienced a heatwave in the middle of harvest, but this affected mostly the red varieties that were still hanging. The moderate weather with cool nights continued throughout the harvest period producing wines with excellent acidities. Note the exceptionally low pH and good acid. Small crop of great quality.</p>

In the cellar

<p>Handpicked and sorted in the vineyards in the early morning to ensure beautiful cool grapes arrive at the cellar. 60% Whole bunch pressed in a basket press and 40% gently crushed and pressed. The juice is barrel fermented in 400 and 700L French oak barrels, about 10% new oak for 10 months, and left on the lees, which adds a lot of texture and balance. Lightly fined with bentonite, unfiltered, and bottled by hand. Bottling date: 12/12/2021<br /> Production: 500 x 12 x 750ml, 58 x 1,5L</p>

Pairing suggestions

<p>Paired best with most rich dishes ranging from Risotto to Fish and even good with Lamb.</p>