2019 Sadie Family Palladius

116.95 96.65
Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Swartland (Appellation)
Winery Sadie Family
Year 2019
Grape Chenin Blanc Garnacha Grenache Palomino Roussane Verdello Viognier
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2040
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Palladius is the top model among the white wines of the Sadie Family. It is a blend of 17 vineyards in Paardeberg: 13 vineyards with a granite base and 4 vineyards with sandstone. It's a blend of and hold on to: Chenin Blanc, Garnacha Blanca, Marsanne, Palomino, Roussanne, Verdello and a little Viognier. Everything is picked by hand and it is pressed in an authentic traditional press, after which the juice is poured directly into concrete (concrete eggs) and amphorae, after which the wine is first allowed to mature quietly on its lees. After this, the wine is transferred to large, used oak barrels so that the wood influence is minimal. The fermentation is only with autochthonous yeasts and without additives. Fermentation stops spontaneously (sometimes only after 20 months). After 2 years, the wine is bottled, without being clarified or filtered.

The Palladius from is pale gold in color. The nose is youthful with an important underlying mineral essence under the aromas of waxy citrus blossom, lemongrass and honeycomb, melon and yellow apple peel. Medium-bodied, elegant and complex at 13.5% ABV, the wine is majestic on the palate and has a mineral tension, a waxy and textural mouthfeel and a great phenolic bitterness to keep this top gourmet among gourmet wines great for many years (certainly until 2040). Parker ends his review with: " I just had a daydream about how tertiary and nutty this bottle will be in 15 years. Simply stunning! Wow "

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Type of Wine White
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Swartland (Appellation)
Winery Sadie Family
Grape Chenin Blanc, Garnacha, Grenache, Palomino, Roussane, Verdello, Viognier
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Floral, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Rich, Round, Steenfruit, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras
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