Eben Sadie Columella Swartland 2005
"Eben has blended 80% Syrah 20% Mourvedre from four different Swartlandmountain soils (granite, clay, gravel, slate), vinifying the fruit for 6 wks in20 hl open wooden fermenters before ageing the wine for 24 months in Bordeauxbarrels. Such was the tricky dry vintage that a severe sorting of Eben's 7hectares was required to ensure the best fruit, yielding a tiny quantity (16hl/ha) of wine blessed with both power freshness. Cellar till 2015."<br/>(David Berry Green-BBR Buyer)
The Sadie Family is a South African producer of wine located in the Swartland region. Following the emergence of flagship wines Columella and Palladius, winemaker Eben Sadie is South Africa's first certified celebrity winemaker. The Sadie Family has enjoyed success beyond any other modern South African wine producer as Columella is the most highly rated South African wine, and the only to achieve a 95 point rating by US wine magazine Wine Spectator.