Sijnn, Chenin Blanc Blend, Malgas 2017
About the Wine: Caramelized pineapple, stony, savory nose. A rich and full-bodied flavor profile. It has a vibrant palate of honey and salted liquorice, peach pith, apple and pear skins and slate. Lovely minerality, enhancing the freshness and acidity of the wine. A good tannin structure coming from the slight skin contact. Hints of fennel and rosemary linger in the glass. This wine can be paired with a variety of foods, but a favorite would be a mildly spicy Butter Chicken curry. Drinking best 2021-2025. About the Producer: Sijnn Wines come from the Malgas region in South Africa, which is the only first growth appellation in the region! It was created by David and Rita Trafford who set up shop in 2000, when they first visited the area and discovered how incredible the soil profiles were. By incredible, I mean poor, which is the perfect type for grape vine growing. The poor soil and dry climate make the vines struggle and produce low yields, resulting in concentrated grapes and small production wines! The name Sijnn, pronounced “Seine,” comes from the Khoisan word for “riverbank.” Technical: 74% Chenin Blanc, 23% Viognier, and 3% Roussanne.