2021 Sadie Family, Mev. Kirsten, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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2021 Sadie Family, Mev. Kirsten, Stellenbosch, South Africa

We come together around the idea of saying “yes”: A small word that contains everything.

Eben Sadie is considered one of the great preservationists and visionaries in the new generation of South African winemakers. The wine writer Neal Martin recently called Sadie an “outspoken, peripatetic, terroir-obsessed winemaker who has been instrumental in putting Swartland on the map. He produces a small portfolio of comparatively expensive, but highly coveted wines from his seemingly never-ending search for pockets of old bush vines and unique terroirs. These are cerebral wines built to age.”


2021 Sadie Family, Mev. Kirsten, Stellenbosch , South Africa is chenin blanc from the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. A blend of young vines that are harvested first and fermented in 500 liter casks and older vines that harvested later and fermented in neutral foudre. The wine is aged on lees for the first 12 months. The older chenin vines in this wine are perhaps the oldest in South Africa. The wine has immense texture and density. It has volume yet retains incredible definition through the bright acidity and minerality that sculpts it. Orange pith, mango, apricot, wildflower honey, spices, and a vibrating stoniness forms like a poem on your tongue.

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