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Scions of Sinai ‘Swanesang’ Syrah 2022


WO Stellenbosch

Swanesang is a pure expression from one of the last traditionally bushvine Syrah vineyards in Stellen- bosch. A mere 0.8 ha single vineyard planted in 1996-1999 in the old ‘treinspoor’ method close to the ocean. Maritime winds and duplex granite derived soils play a key role in this vineyards character. Mostly whole cluster stem inclusion during a slow submerged cap fermentation and further ageing on its fine lees in large format concrete and older barrels for 11 months. Swanesang holds a distinctively complex, weightless intensity, and captivating authenticity as a coastal Stellenbosch Syrah.

Christian Eedes (Winemag): “Quite pronounced tar-like reduction on the nose before red and blackberries, violets and pepper. The palate has excellent fruit purity, lively acidity and powdery tannins. Direct without being too linear, refined and harmonious. But for that reduction, this might have rated even higher…

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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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