Eben Sadie Palladius Swartland 2007
It is clear Eben is quickly falling out of love with Viognier and its role isbecoming less evident with each successive release. The blend for the 2007 was'built up' in four individual parts: Old bush vine Chenin raised in demi-muidsoffers richness and defining acidity. A single demi-muid of 'barrel blended'Marsanne, Roussanne, Clairette and Grenache Blanc appears lower in acidity andhas noticeable residual sugar.
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.