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, structural, 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.