Sinapius Sisters Pack
3 bottles of 2017 Clem Blanc
3 bottles of 2017 Esme Rouge
Sinapius 2017 Clem Blanc
Our unique Estate Grown white field blend comprising of 40% Riesling, 27% Grüner Veltliner, 13% Pinot Gris, 12% Pinot Blanc, 5% Chardonnay Musquè and 3% Gewürztraminer is sourced from our close-planted vineyards (5208-7700 vines/ha). Handpicked together at very low yields with intense concentration of flavours, the grapes were whole bunch pressed, with some parcels crushed and left on skins for 48 hours. The varieties were co-fermented with wild yeasts, and maturated in older 500 litre puncheons, and kept on lees for 5 months. 50% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation. Bottled November 2017.
A complex, textural wine, opening with aromas of orange blossom, honeydew, jasmine and pink musk stick, with savoury notes of white pepper, celery and wet slate. The palate follows showing ripe pears, yellow stonefruits, pawpaw and spice (both sweet and savoury), with plenty of weight, texture, and length, closing with refreshing natural acidity.
5100 bottles produced. Alc.12.5% Cellar up to 2022
Sinapius 2017 Esmè Rouge
100% Estate Grown Gamay sourced from our close planted vineyard (7700-11,111 vines/ha)
Gently handpicked to ensure all bunches remain intact, the grapes underwent traditional whole cluster carbonic maceration for 3 weeks, without any addition of sulfur. Matured in old barriques for 7 month, and bottled without fining and filtration in October 2017. Minimal sulfur added just prior to bottling.
The wine opens with an intensely perfumed nose, showing wild strawberry and redcurrants with hints of violets and wild fennel. Medium bodied, the palate is sweet’n’silky, full of juicy red fruits, with fine/chalky tannins. This wine has great length and persistence, with a wonderful fine spice and lively acidity to finish.
1608 bottles produced. Alc 12%. Cellar to 2022