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2019 Sadie Family Swartland Treinspoor

Swartland, South Africa

Eben Sadie believes the Tinta Barocca grape is the best vehicle for transmitting terroir in Swartland. Try this dark and brooding version from him and see if he's right.

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Treinspoor can be hard to like in its youth, but not in 2019.

Tim Atkin MW

About The Wine

Eben Sadie believes Tinta Barocca to be "The greatest grape for the Swartland".

While he may very well be Robinson Crusoe on that opinion, it's hard to argue with the quality of his offering of the straight variety. This Portuguese native thrives in his hands.

It's dark, strctural, exotically spiced and has a wonderful perfume of dark fruits and dried flowers.

It's a wine that unfurls beautifully with time in bottle. It's the wild child of the Sadie line up and one to keep an eye on for the future.

About Sadie Family Wines

One of the tearaway producers of the revitalised Swartland wine scene, Sadie Family Wines has had an astronomical rise to fame on the international stage.

Owner and winemaker, Eben Sadie, first found acclaim under the banner of Terroir Al Limit where he was a co-founder alongside Dominik Huber. In the same way that Terroir Al Limit helped redefine what wine could taste like from Priorat in Spain, Sadie handles his family wines and vines with that same ruthless attention to detail.

These wines perfectly articulate a sense of place. Sadie's transparency in winemaking and obsessive farming practices reveal intense, tightly-wound wines with distinct personality. These are now some of South Africa's most keenly sought-after artisan wines. World-wide allocations are minuscule and hotly contested. As little as a handful of bottles make it to Australia each year. Secure these rare birds while you can.

Winemaker Eben Sadie
Winemaker Eben Sadie
Swartland, South Africa
Additional Info

From The Producer

“It is no secret that we have a very high regard for the Tinta Barocca grape and that is with good reason. Year after year it is one of the mono-varietals that seriously translates “terroir” in the Swartland. We needed a few years to learn to read the extraction points and grape growing patterns of the varietal and the vineyards are in better equilibrium now. Any fan of Piedmont wines will have a greater attraction to this wine for the 2019 Treinspoor is a dark horse that needs time in the bottle and the benefit it of patience. The fruit on this vintage is pretty and it is a more drinkable early version.” Eben Sadie

Blend : Tinta Barocca
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Eben with is old vines
Eben with is old vines
Swartland, South Africa
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Tim Atkin MW

"Treinspoor comes from a vineyard close to the railway line on the Darling side of the Swartland. "The greatest grape for the Swartland," says Eben Sadie of Tinta Barocca, unconcerned that no one seems to agree with him. Treinspoor can be hard to like in its youth, but not in 2019. Yes, it has grunt and density, but it's also savoury, aromatic and perfumed, like a cross between a Nebbiolo and northern Rhône Syrah, all tar, liquorice, blackberry, charcuterie and racy, refreshing acidity." - Tim Atkin MW

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