Sijnn 2018: Seamless and profound
Seamless and profound
In 2014, Charla Haasbroek joined David Trafford as an assistant at Sijnn and we believe the 2018 Sijnn White is her best one yet! Yes, it’s another magic South African Chenin Blanc blend which has reached a new level of refinement over the last decade. While Viognier and Roussanne can be opulent and overt, here they are seamlessly knit into an exotic, but elegant and profound backdrop. It reminds us of a great Mediterranean white in which tension, acidity and flavour caress and intrigue the palate. It is a seriously good Cape white and will age for a decade.
We also have the 2016 Sijnn Red, their flagship, available. This Tim Atkin MW 96-pointer is leaner than previous vintages in a savoury, yet aromatic expression of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira.
David and Rita Trafford discovered Sijnn’s potential while on holiday in Malgas in 2000. The soil and landscape reminded them of Portugal and they were immediately interested in the opportunity it presented. After 200 soil profiles, 10 hectares were planted and Sijnn Wines was born. Fittingly, the word 'sijnn' is derived from the Khoisan word for riverbank. The slate and stony soils, along with the river-influenced vineyards, make it the most unique and exciting winery in South Africa.