2018 Sijnn Low Profile Red

Malgas, South Africa

Organic blend of Syrah, Touriga Nacional and friends from one of South Africa's most exciting New Wave producers.



Lovely drinking.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

'Low Profile' refers to the two hundred or so profile holes (a hole dug to evaluate soil type, depth, health etc) that the Sijnn team dug prior to planting their vines. It is also a reference to their modest winery and approach.

The wine is a blend of Syrah and Touriga Nacional along with a smattering of Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre, all the fruit is destemmed and the wine making is extremely gentle. The results are a ripe but nuanced with dark fruit and spice and the lively acidity of coastal wines.

If Sijnn keep producing wines like this, they won't stay low profile for long.

About Sijnn

Sijnn (pronounced Senn) was born when David and Rita Trafford visited Malgas in 2000 and found an isolated and undiscovered wine region bursting with potential. Malgas is just 15km inland from the Indian Ocean and, whilst the climate is warm, the temperatures are reliably cooled by sea breezes. Combine this with poor soils of alluvial shales you can see what attracted the Traffords to this stunning spot.

The vineyards are planted to a variety of grapes with Chenin Blanc central to the whites whilst the reds revolve around Syrah and a selection of Portuguese varieties chosen to suit the Douro-esque soils.

Sijnn released their first wines in 2007 to great acclaim and have since welcomed Charla Haasbroek as winemaker. Charla is young, dynamic, and confidently taking the estate to even greater heights.

Discoveries like Sijnn are exciting, rare, and one of the great joys of wine.

Winemaker Charla Haasbroek in the Sijnn vineyards
Winemaker Charla Haasbroek in the Sijnn vineyards
Malgas, South Africa
Additional Info

From The Producer

Attractive, medium to deep red ruby colour. The nose entices a red and wild berry, salty liquorice and spicy profile. Juicey, energetic wine with all the fine flavours promised on the nose and a lovely refreshing palate which lingers long after that first sip. Long, dry and easy finish.

Blend : Syrah (49%), Touriga Nacional (31%), Trincadeira (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%) and Mourvedre (3%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Charla at work in her Malgas Winery
Charla at work in her Malgas Winery
Western Cape, South Africa
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Syrah, touriga, trincadero, cabernet sauvignon and mouvedre, for good measure. From the newly minted wine growing area of Malgas. Organic farmed and made. Smells rich and appealing, ripe fruited, gently spicy, a little herbal and minty. Flavours are dark fruited, dusted with woody spice and some cedary notes, texture shows a spread of these flavours and a soft, pillowy finish. Lovely drinking."- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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