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Treinspoor

Sadie Family, Treinspoor 2016

R280

3 in stock

Notes

Please note, only 3 bottles per customer.

'Located next to an old railway line, four kilometres to the west of Malmesbury, this vineyard makes a rare varietal Tinta Barocca. Serious, compact and slightly wild, it’s a savoury, slightly austere number with a firm, chewy finish. True to the variety. 2019-25'. – Tim Atkin, Special South Africa Report 2017, 93/100

'The 2016 vintage of Treinspoor, the Tinta Barocca as made by Eben Sadie from a Swartland vineyard planted in 1974, seems more well behaved and less fringe than some of its predecessors. On the nose, notes of scrub, red and black fruit, black olive and cured meat – all quite subtle and alluring. The palate shows impressive depth without being weighty – pure fruit, moderate acidity and while much is made of how tannic this wine can be, I thought the grip provided here was just right. Very well balanced.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 92/100

Winemaker's comments:
'Tinta Barocca is the grape with the official passport for being a resident of the Swartland: it has been here for a long time and will remain, since it has an amazing ability to capture the Swartland terroir. Unlike some of the other varieties that enjoy greater familiarity in terms of South African wine preferences, it is a bit of an outsider…. which it really should not be. It is always a deeper wine with much more time required in ageing. This vintage is dark, black graphitic with anise and just massive earthy notes like freshly ploughed earth. It then trickles into the fruit aromas, but is austere from the outset and needs time in the glass. The tannins, as always, are firm and at 13.2 % alcohol it is just like a person who seems to be a lightweight, but who has a massive punch! Please age or decant.' – Eben Sadie

Tasting notes:
'Made from 46-year-old Tinta Barocca grown west of Malmesbury. Every version of this wine is more harmonious than the last. Of the red wines, this is the one most like the previous vintages with the same deep, grippy tannins demanding time in the glass and in the bottle. Possibly the longest living of the Old Vine reds. Drink in 5 – 15 years’ time and beyond.' – James Pietersen (July 2017)
Please note, only 3 bottles per customer.

'Located next to an old railway line, four kilometres to the west of Malmesbury, this vineyard makes a rare varietal Tinta Barocca. Serious, compact and slightly wild, it’s a savoury, slightly austere number with a firm, chewy finish. True to the variety. 2019-25'. – Tim Atkin, Special South Africa Report 2017, 93/100

'The 2016 vintage of Treinspoor, the Tinta Barocca as made by Eben Sadie from a Swartland vineyard planted in 1974, seems more well behaved and less fringe than some of its predecessors. On the nose, notes of scrub, red and black fruit, black olive and cured meat – all quite subtle and alluring. The palate shows impressive depth without being weighty – pure fruit, moderate acidity and while much is made of how tannic this wine can be, I thought the grip provided here was just right. Very well balanced.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 92/100

Winemaker's comments:
'Tinta Barocca is the grape with the official passport for being a resident of the Swartland: it has been here for a long time and will remain, since it has an amazing ability to capture the Swartland terroir. Unlike some of the other varieties that enjoy greater familiarity in terms of South African wine preferences, it is a bit of an outsider…. which it really should not be. It is always a deeper wine with much more time required in ageing. This vintage is dark, black graphitic with anise and just massive earthy notes like freshly ploughed earth. It then trickles into the fruit aromas, but is austere from the outset and needs time in the glass. The tannins, as always, are firm and at 13.2 % alcohol it is just like a person who seems to be a lightweight, but who has a massive punch! Please age or decant.' – Eben Sadie

Tasting notes:
'Made from 46-year-old Tinta Barocca grown west of Malmesbury. Every version of this wine is more harmonious than the last. Of the red wines, this is the one most like the previous vintages with the same deep, grippy tannins demanding time in the glass and in the bottle. Possibly the longest living of the Old Vine reds. Drink in 5 – 15 years’ time and beyond.' – James Pietersen (July 2017)
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Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

Red

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