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Sadie Family Columella 2017

R2 500 (

1 in stock

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This 2017 Columella is the first of “the drought years” to be bottled and this wine stands as evidence of the great stability to be achieved in a region with multiple varieties and vineyards planted in diverse sites. It shows that the greatest and most stable quality is to be achieved by a selection of vineyards rather than just one. The expression of a singular site has its place, but there is simply no better strategy than the combination of a bigger variety of terroirs to build up the most stable representation of our region.

2017

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Sadie Family Columella 2017

Vineyards

Our viticultural reviews and implementations over a number of years are finally coming into play and are paying off in the resultant wines. Columella, as one of the signature wines, will always be at the spearhead of developments. Paardeberg (2 vineyards), Kasteelberg (4 vineyards), Malmesbury (1 vineyard), Piquetberg (1 vineyard)

Winemaking and Maturation

Hand sorting of individual berries of the entire production in small “strawberry” cases. Fermentation takes place spontaneously in 3300 litre open concrete fermenters for three weeks. No additions are made to the fermenting wine.

12 months on the lees in tight-grain French oak barrels,  5% of new. Then racked into big oval casks (foudres) for an additional year of maturation on the fine lees. After two years the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

This 2017 Columella is the first of “the drought years” to be bottled and this wine stands as evidence of the great stability to be achieved in a region with multiple varieties and vineyards planted in diverse sites. The expression of a singular site has its place, but there is simply no better strategy than the combination of a bigger variety of terroirs to build up the most stable representation of our region.

Technical Details

Composition: Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Tinta Barocca, Mourvedre

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