“Sijnn Wines are supremely pedigreed on paper. But paper doesn’t always tell the full story.” Jono Le Feuvre
The Sijnn Estate was founded in the early 2000s by architect-turned winemaking legend David Trafford. The vineyards were presciently planted with Portuguese and Spanish cultivars that, almost 20 years later, are trending harder than Dua Lipa in an Anti-Vaxx Tee. Thanks to concerns over climate change and a consumer shift away from the so-called international varieties, Trafford’s decision to plant grapes like Tempranillo (which fortuitously turned out to be Trincadeira), Monastrell (which they refer to as Mourvedre) and eventually Verdelho, Vermentino, Barbera and Grenache Perluda makes them an enormously exciting outfit to watch. There is also a sizeable chunk of Syrah, and some Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Sijnn Red Blend 2017