Sadie Family, Soldaat 2016

Sadie Family, Soldaat 2016

Sadie Family, Soldaat 2016

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Sadie Family, Soldaat 2016

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750
SKU WC110324-2016 Category

100% Grenache; Piekenierskloof. 100% whole bunch, aged in concrete only. Apparently there was less water stress in Piekenierskloof. Eben says: “Maybe the richest we’ve bottled”.  It has a brambly red berry fruit, a slight granitic note overlayed by wilted rose petal. The palate is very fresh and vibrant on the entry, perhaps a little more body and density than previous vintages, with immense purity and varietal expression on the finish.

Drink 2018-2030

Winemaker’s comments

In this vintage the drought caused the fruit to ripen slightly more than usual and this is the first bottling of the Soldaat that reached more than 13.2% alcohol and finally finished with 13.7%. So, at about half a degree of alcohol more, the wine displays slightly deeper flavours as opposed to just the beaming red fruit it normally does. The wine is also much more earthy and has an overall savoury balance.

The bright red fruit and transparency of the wine are still all there. The overall feeling is that of just more “wine”… and that’s about it!

 

 

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