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Scions of Sinai ‘Granietsteen’ Chenin Blanc 2021

R345.00

WO Stellenbosch

100% Chenin Blanc. Old vine (1978) Chenin Blanc vineyard planted along the contours of Sinai Hill below the Helderberg. Dry grown and bush vine, Bernhard tends this vineyard with the utmost care and attention. 50% was de-stemmed and soaked with skins for 48 hours before being pressed. The other 50% was whole bunch pressed. Both portions landed in concrete (a first in 2021) for natural fermentation and aged on lees for 9 months.

An exceptional wine of intensity and balance. Truly world class.

Christian Eedes (Winemag): 94/100

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Bernhard Bredell grew up in a wine farming family, on their (previously owned) farm, Helderzicht, in the Lower Helderberg region of Stellenbosch. The Bredells had been farming wine here for over 160 years – 7 generations – and had essentially been responsible for developing the region. It started with Peter Bredell’s arrival in the 1850’s and passed down to his descendants, a.k.a. “Scions”.

Scions of Sinai Wines mainly focuses on curating these uniquely located vineyards of the Lower Helderberg region (southeast of Stellenbosch) around a granite hill colloquially known as “Sinai Hill” – pure wines from a few specially selected dry farmed bushvine vineyards on decomposed granite. Bernard favours a chemical-free approach in the vineyards and the winery.

Bernhard Bredell was named Young Winemaker of the Year in the Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2019.

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