Scions of Sinai Feniks Pinotage 2021


The Féniks Pinotage vineyard is a single demarcated vineyard in Southern Stellenbosch, Lower Helderberg area close to Firgrove. On the front foot of the Granite Sinai Hill, nearby False Bay shore at 3.5km away. Dry farmed Bushvines, planted in 1976 by Koos & Pieter Bredell on these sandy silica rich granite well drained soils. A rare combination for Pinotage which usually is planted more on clay mountain slopes or more fertile soils. Also rare being in a Maritime macro climate.

Corlien’s note: “The vineyard is starting to respond well to Bernard’s care, producing a better crop this year. Upfront aromas of perfume and juicy fruit. Like all Bernard’s wines, it’s texture driven with just the right tannin grip to elevate the fruit and slightly earthy notes. Delicious indeed.”

Only 1320 bottles produced

6 in stock


Bernhard Bredell is one of the most exciting young winemakers on the scene with only a handful of vintages behind his back under the Scions of Sinai label. A familial history spanning as far as 160 years back in the Helderberg “sub-region” of Stellenbosch he hopes to reclaim his family roots, producing wine from vineyards planted by his ancestors. He operates in a small cellar on Klein Helderberg farm built in 1850 by his great-grandfather, where he is breathing new life into the old walls.

“I believe wine’making’ can become obsolete when your vineyards are balanced within their own terroir and they express their site authentically with purity in the grapes, that way it becomes much more a ‘Guidance’ process in the cellar for me, rather than a ‘Making’ process. Being gentle, respecting the specific conditions of the vineyards and having patience in the winery unlocks a special terroir purity for me. The vineyards have done all the challenging work already and posses their own uniqueness in the final grapes, the winemaking should just curate the best of that all the way into the bottle.”

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