Granietsteen | Scions of Sinai

Winemaker Bernhard Bredell describes Granietsteen as unique amongst the wealth of old vine Chenin on the Cape for the perfect synergy of granitic soils, aspect and proximity to cooling ocean breezes. “My hope is to capture the finer elements of this vineyard purely, attining salinity and texture, fruit definition, some depth of complexity, while retaining the freshness of the cool site”.

Region:

Coastal Region

Appellation:

Stellenbosch

Variety / Blend:

Chenin Blanc:

Climate:

Maritime

Soils:

Weathered granite

Farming:

Uncertified organic

Altitude:

Fermentation:

70% macerated for 4 night, 30% whole bunch pressed, neutral oak

Ageing:

9 months on fine lees in barrel