By the standards of David Sadie's production, this is a big blend, sourced from six different vineyards between 30 and 50 years old. Honeyed, rich and complex, showing undertones of orange peel, struck match and creamy lees.
The Sadies' outstanding white blend mixes Chenin Blanc with Roussanne, Clairette Blanche and Viognier from a dozen different vineyards, using more Roussanne than in 2013. Old oak, full malolactic and layer upon layer of complex flavours distinguish the wine, with baking spices, apple pie, stone fruit, honey and a core of chiselled acidity.
David Sadie employs fruit from six different sources, including his new base at Paardebosch, to make this Chenin. Typically focused and expressive, it's a combination of leesy breadth and tangy minerality, with stony acidity and very subtle oak. Essence of Swartland Chenin.
Chenin Blanc , Roussanne, Viognier, Clairette Blanche and Sémillon come together, from twelve different vineyards up to 50 years old, to form one of the Swartland’s finest white blends.
Now in its sixth vintage, David Sadie’s brilliant, Chenin-based white blend also contains Roussanne, Clairette Blanche, Viognier and Semillon. Peach, pear and apple flavours combine with notes of baking spices, subtle oak and pithy, focused acidity and a finish that lingers for over a minute. Brilliant wine-making.