Sadie Family Wines (comprised of three employees: Eben, his brother, and his sister) owns two different wineries and six different wine labels in two different hemispheres. In South Africa, Sadie produces three different wines: Columella, a southern Rhone blend, Palladius, an unusual white blend, and two wines named Sequillo, two more red and white Rhone blends. In Spain, Sadie produces three Priorat wines under the Dit al Terra, Arbossar, and Terroir Limit labels.
Light gold in colour, this wine has a nose of wet granite, clover honey, and lemon blossom scents. In the mouth it is angular and explosively bright with juicy lemon-flavored acidity and lean mineral qualities that mellow into cold cream and soft texture as the wine finishes lovely and long.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“Offers a wide range of apricot, honeysuckle, chamomile, paraffin, heather honey and mineral notes that move back and forth between rich and nervy, riveted together by great underlying acidity. Should open up nicely with moderate cellaring. Drink now through 2010. 816 cases made. 92 points.” – James Molesworth – Wine Spectator, 2009
“Winemaker Eben Sadie is the Cape’s hottest player and this stunning, richly layered white, in all its stone fruit and mineral glory, shows why.” – Andrew Catchpole – The Guardian, June 2010This wine is from a certified producer.