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Palladius

Sadie Family, Palladius 2016

R755

24 in stock

Notes

Please note, only 3 bottles per customer.

By now, the Sadie Family needs no introduction. Their range includes cutting-edge examples of our most characterful wines – wines that have revolutionised the South African landscape and inspired a whole generation of winemakers. They aim to make the most honest wines possible, to focus and to constantly improve their vineyards and, in turn, raise the quality of their grapes and better their wines.

The drought conditions continue to decimate the vineyards so volumes are again down by 30 – 60% with virtually no Kokerboom and T’Voetpad available this year. As in the past, the Mev. Kirsten is still extremely limited.

This 2016 vintage of Palladius has the simplicity of minimalistic design with nothing that shouts out and every one of the 11 varietals that drive this wine just seems to be in perfect synchronization. The aromas are a journey of more tropical, ripe fruit aspects going all the way to a very saline and mineral texture. The most exciting aspect of this 2016 vintage is simply the length and the persistence of the tannin on the palate. This wine spends its first year of ageing in clay amphorae and in concrete eggs and then an additional year of ageing of the final blend in big oak casks. The result is incredible stability and the wine leaves one with the clear impression that the Palladius is on the very same level as the Columella and they can truly run together as Signatures. – Eben Sadie

Tasting notes:
A blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Sémillon, Sémillon Gris, Viognier, Clairette Blanche, Roussanne, Verdelho, Colombard and Palomino! This is the first Palladius that comes in under 13,5% alc. Brooding stone fruit, spice and a sense of quiet concentration is promised on the nose. The palate is focused, super-complex and clearly still very young. This is a finely-tuned expression of Swartland fruit where the sunnier varieties like Viognier, Marsanne, etc. are reined in whilst the more reductive varieties like the Palomino, Clairette, etc. are given a bit more breathing space leading to super complex wine with many pieces to a puzzle that require cerebral engagement. One of SA’s finest whites. – James Pietersen
Please note, only 3 bottles per customer.

By now, the Sadie Family needs no introduction. Their range includes cutting-edge examples of our most characterful wines – wines that have revolutionised the South African landscape and inspired a whole generation of winemakers. They aim to make the most honest wines possible, to focus and to constantly improve their vineyards and, in turn, raise the quality of their grapes and better their wines.

The drought conditions continue to decimate the vineyards so volumes are again down by 30 – 60% with virtually no Kokerboom and T’Voetpad available this year. As in the past, the Mev. Kirsten is still extremely limited.

This 2016 vintage of Palladius has the simplicity of minimalistic design with nothing that shouts out and every one of the 11 varietals that drive this wine just seems to be in perfect synchronization. The aromas are a journey of more tropical, ripe fruit aspects going all the way to a very saline and mineral texture. The most exciting aspect of this 2016 vintage is simply the length and the persistence of the tannin on the palate. This wine spends its first year of ageing in clay amphorae and in concrete eggs and then an additional year of ageing of the final blend in big oak casks. The result is incredible stability and the wine leaves one with the clear impression that the Palladius is on the very same level as the Columella and they can truly run together as Signatures. – Eben Sadie

Tasting notes:
A blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Sémillon, Sémillon Gris, Viognier, Clairette Blanche, Roussanne, Verdelho, Colombard and Palomino! This is the first Palladius that comes in under 13,5% alc. Brooding stone fruit, spice and a sense of quiet concentration is promised on the nose. The palate is focused, super-complex and clearly still very young. This is a finely-tuned expression of Swartland fruit where the sunnier varieties like Viognier, Marsanne, etc. are reined in whilst the more reductive varieties like the Palomino, Clairette, etc. are given a bit more breathing space leading to super complex wine with many pieces to a puzzle that require cerebral engagement. One of SA’s finest whites. – James Pietersen
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Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

White

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