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Palladius

Sadie Family, Palladius 2015

R655

30 in stock

Notes

Please note, only 3 bottles per customer.

Winemaker's comments:
The 2016 vintage comes on the back of one of our driest seasons recorded in the last century and in the cellar it came down to incredible stress and the management thereof; and the ability to move at fast to supersonic speed at times to get the fruit picked at the last moment, without getting to over-ripeness. At the time of harvest we were not all too positive about the vintage, but it turned out 200% above expectations and the result is humbly and gratefully accepted.

This is the first vintage we released from the newly built Palladius fermentation cellar and is only made up from the components in the clay amphorae and the six concrete eggs. The major goal is to try and get the maximum volume of compact fruit and texture together with the best potential volume of acidity and freshness. Compared to many white wines, the Palladius is more phenolic and textured and best enjoyed with food. From the outset the 2015 just beamed complexity and the wine travels from very mineral and salty aromas to more of your bigger peach skin stone fruit aromas and finally tapers off into a cordial lime and quince edge. The fruit never shows any real aspects of full ripeness even though the grapes were picked at full ripeness. The ageing just preserves more of the fresher aspects and the wine finishes razor sharp on the palate. Age this wine, please. We know it is a white, but age it!' – Eben Sadie

Tasting notes:
'Made with no fewer than 11 grape varieties (you name it, it’s in there), this is the richest and densest of the Sadie whites. It’s still a baby right now, showing lovely stone fruit flavours of apricot and peach, understated oak, some pastry sweetness and a tangy, spicy finish. 2018-24'. – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 96/100

'The 2015 Palladius is the second vintage that is completely unwooded with half raised in Amphorae and the other half in cement tanks, it is a very complex wine with loads of detail lurking waiting to develop over time. A blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Semillon, Semillon Gris, Viognier, Clairette Blanche, Roussane, Verdelho, Colombard, Palomino! From the shining 2015 vintage this wine begs to be to aged and is possibly the most complex and cerebral Palladius yet. Extremely complex with a combo of blossoms, lime fruit, fynbos, peaches and sea breeze that push and pull at each other. Only time will resolve these multi-layers and what a discovery awaits!' – James Pietersen (July 2017)
Please note, only 3 bottles per customer.

Winemaker's comments:
The 2016 vintage comes on the back of one of our driest seasons recorded in the last century and in the cellar it came down to incredible stress and the management thereof; and the ability to move at fast to supersonic speed at times to get the fruit picked at the last moment, without getting to over-ripeness. At the time of harvest we were not all too positive about the vintage, but it turned out 200% above expectations and the result is humbly and gratefully accepted.

This is the first vintage we released from the newly built Palladius fermentation cellar and is only made up from the components in the clay amphorae and the six concrete eggs. The major goal is to try and get the maximum volume of compact fruit and texture together with the best potential volume of acidity and freshness. Compared to many white wines, the Palladius is more phenolic and textured and best enjoyed with food. From the outset the 2015 just beamed complexity and the wine travels from very mineral and salty aromas to more of your bigger peach skin stone fruit aromas and finally tapers off into a cordial lime and quince edge. The fruit never shows any real aspects of full ripeness even though the grapes were picked at full ripeness. The ageing just preserves more of the fresher aspects and the wine finishes razor sharp on the palate. Age this wine, please. We know it is a white, but age it!' – Eben Sadie

Tasting notes:
'Made with no fewer than 11 grape varieties (you name it, it’s in there), this is the richest and densest of the Sadie whites. It’s still a baby right now, showing lovely stone fruit flavours of apricot and peach, understated oak, some pastry sweetness and a tangy, spicy finish. 2018-24'. – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2017, 96/100

'The 2015 Palladius is the second vintage that is completely unwooded with half raised in Amphorae and the other half in cement tanks, it is a very complex wine with loads of detail lurking waiting to develop over time. A blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Semillon, Semillon Gris, Viognier, Clairette Blanche, Roussane, Verdelho, Colombard, Palomino! From the shining 2015 vintage this wine begs to be to aged and is possibly the most complex and cerebral Palladius yet. Extremely complex with a combo of blossoms, lime fruit, fynbos, peaches and sea breeze that push and pull at each other. Only time will resolve these multi-layers and what a discovery awaits!' – James Pietersen (July 2017)
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Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

White

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