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Scions of Sinai "Nomadis" Red 2018

750ml
SKU: 32981
"Nomadis" Red 2018
" Origin: Stellenbosch (Lower Helderberg) Vines: Cinsaut - Old dry farmed bushvines (Planted 1975) Pinotage - Old dry farmed bushvines (Planted 1976) Soil/s: Cinsaut – Rooted in a very light textured sandy soil from decomposed granite. Giving the soil and roots more breathability and secures high fragrance and flavour development earlier on in the ripening. Also located just off the shoreline of False bay (3km) making the day temperstures cooler than the deeper inland Stellenbosch. Pinotage – Very similar soils than the Cinsaut. Sandy decomposed granite that follows through into the deep subsoil. Some pink quarts give this soil a rare appearance and contributes to its unique ripening. Also forms fragrance and flavour intensity much earlier on in the season than Pinotage on clay soils. This is the closest vineyard towards the shore of False Bay (Far South East of Stellenbosch). Harvest: Cinsaut – From a vineyard less than 1.5km away from the winery. Hand harvested early in the morning when grapes are lively and fresh and placed into 18kg lugboxes, which gets transported to and processed at the winery within 1 hour of harvest (securing its vibrant perfume and flavour). 70% of the Cinsaut underwent a semi-carbonic fermentation (wholebunches) where the other 30 was destemmed and handsoaked during fermentation. Manually basket pressed after fermentation and placed into old French oak barrels. Malo in barrel and aged on its lees for 6 months before blending and bottling (unfiltered and unfined). No additives or manipulations to the juice or wine, just pure wine with small amount of sulphites added before bottling. Pinotage – Also hand harvested like the Cinsaut, this vineyard also close by the winery (making it easy to bring in fresh and vibrant grapes). 100% was semi-carbonic wholebunch fermentation that lasted through a long and steady natural fermentation. Basket Pressed into old French Oak barrels where it underwent malo and aged on its lees for 6 months. Blended with the Cinsaut portion a few days before bottling. Hand bottled unfiltered and unfined. No additives or manipulations to the juice or wine. Stylistic: Celebrating the essence of Cinsaut, a thin skinned variety, on sand soils close to the ocean. Light, elegant and delicate red with complexity and grainy tannins cementing a long follow. Nose: The nose is as close as possible to the smell of the actual Cinsaut grapes present in the vineyard during harvest. Ellegantly perfumed with red cherry, pomegranates, floral and some wild berries. White pepper lurks behind the stage. Palate: Light and long. More taste less tannin. Flavours of red current, raspberry and goji berry are cemented by fine grained tannins on a long and refreshing follow. Decently kept acidity adds to the vibrancy of the flavours. Colour: Deep Magenta to light red hue. A vibrant colour from healthy and fresh grapes. Food: Certainly a wine easily enjoyed on its own, before a meal. From lighter styles of Mediterranean dishes, fresh and vibrant summer salads and even adding freshness to any pork dish. Fits perfectly with beef or game meat tartar."

Technical Notes

Red Blend
11%
1 gm/l
5.1
3.5 pH
87% Cinsaut, 13% Pinotage
R225.00

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