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Scions of Sinai ‘Féniks’ Old Vine Pinotage 2023


Single Vineyard and Certified Heritage Vineyard (100% Pinotage)
W.O. Stellenbosch
Rustenhof Farm (Firgrove/Lower Helderberg) – P. Bredell Planted: 1976
Clone unknown, interesting DNA here. 101-14 rootstock Decomposed Granite. High in silica. Sandy/Well drained.

Christian Eedes, Winemag
“Grapes from a vineyard planted in 1976. Vinification as for the Cinsault. Top notes of rose, potpourri and fynbos before plum and black cherry on the nose. The palate is light-bodied with mouth-watering acidity, and firm but fine tannins which lend a pleasant, black-chocolate-like bitterness to the finish. 94/100.”

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The 2023 vintage at Scions of Sinai has resulted in precise and intellectual wines of depth, finesse and purity. Bernhard is a vigneron first, and a winemaker second. Actively willing to explain and disseminate information on vine growth, cover crops and all things viticulture, he often underplays his own hand in the winery. Bernhard has been responsible for the farming of the vines since 2016, and the results are more evident in the 2023 wines than in previous vintages. The crystalline quality that has become a hallmark of Scions of Sinai wines is elevated in this vintage. The purity and persistence of the palate on these wines is extremely impressive.







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