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Eben Sadie Soldaat 2017

13.5% abv

The 2017 vintage in the Olifantsrivier region was also a challenge, but the advantage is the altitude at which this vineyard grows which brings a bit of a reduction of moisture stress. This vintage is an exhibition of bright red fruit like almost under-ripe cherries and strawberry flavours with even aspects of plums picked early. The tannins are softer and more integrated at this early stage in comparison to those of other years and the wine is extremely approachable – all indications are that it will vaporize out of cellars from the word go.

£40.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

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Winemaker and viticulturist Eben Sadie starts as he means to go on. Having spent eight years “roaming the world in search of answers” the Sadie Family project kicked off in 1999 and, its first wine, the Syrah-based Columella 2000, was awarded 5 stars in the Platter Guide.

All the wines are made with grapes sourced from the Swartland whose expanse of wheat fields account for its traditional reputation as the Cape’s “bread basket.” However, Sadie has been at the forefront of a revolution which has seen the region develop a cult following for its Syrah and Mediterranean blends. At the heart of Sadie’s success is the identification of fine vineyards with a diversity of soil, aspect and meso-climate. The Sadie family fully control seven leased vineyard parcels spread across the Swartland district, mostly planted with Syrah, with a tiny parcel of Mourvèdre.

Future plans include moving towards biodynamic farming. Eben has bought a horse and is designing a plough suitable for both mule and man to allow him to work the soils more gently. As for the winemaking, a 50 tonne cellar is under construction at Paardeberg in Swartland.

Reference #:
10767
Strength
13.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Grenache (Garnacha/Cannonau)
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
Yes
Vegetarian
Yes
Sparkling
No

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