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Scions of Sinai ‘Heldervallei’ Cinsault 2022

R325.00

WO Stellenbosch

‘Heldervallei’ is a pure Single Vineyard Cinsault that lies adjacent to the ‘Granietsteen’ Old Vine Chenin Blanc on Sinai Hill from dry farmed bush vines planted in 1988. A rare Cinsault vineyard that meets unique influences from the close ocean proximity, while rooted in poor decomposed granite. Small canopy growth, Partial whole cluster fermentations and 11 months ageing in older barrels on its fine lees. Dried Fynbos opens to blue-fruit purity, structured tannin grip for a Cinsault.

Christian Eedes (Winemag): “Abundantly perfumed nose with notes of black cherry, herbs and rose plus some earthiness while the palate has a dense core of fruit, bright acidity and firm but not astringent tannins. This has plenty of verve and ends wonderfully dry. Alc: 12.94%.
93/100.”

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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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