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Tasting Notes

Color

Wine red ruby ​​color of medium intensity.

Taste

Excellent wine with fine tannins gives an elegant, juicy, wonderfully balanced flavor with pure tones of raspberry, plum, cherry and dark fruit, with hints of spice and minerals. For this drink is characterized by long, gentle fruity floral aftertaste.

Aroma

Initial, somewhat restrained bouquet of wine with hints of dark fruit aromas gradually revealed strawberries, orange blossom and rose petals.

Gastronomy

Wine is served with dishes of lamb, venison, venison and other meats. It blends in well with pasta with meat sauce and mature cheeses.

Interesting Facts

Unique wine "Columella" with a luxurious, juicy taste and fragrant bouquet is made ​​from Syrah and Mourvèdre blend - varieties from South Rhone, which went perfectly dry climate of the region's rugged terrain Svartland. The first vintage of this fine wine was produced in 2000. The name of the wine is named after one of the ancient Roman authors Lucius Junius Moderatusa Columella, who is known for his treatise on the subject of agriculture and which is itself engaged in them. One of his extensive work has been devoted to the Roman viticulture. "I am fascinated by Columella and admire his work and his understanding of viticulture, - says Eben Sadie, the owner of the winery" Sadie Family ", choosing the name of the wine - so why-not?" . There is another relationship: how Columella was a pioneer of viticulture and winemaking in early Rome, and "Sadie Family" is a pioneer in the cultivation of the French Syrah in Svartlande.

The grapes for "Columella" made ​​in the early morning hours. The berries are collected in a small flat boxes and transported to the winery in refrigerated trucks. Grapes for further production of wine is carefully selected. Fermentation takes place in open wooden fermenters, malolactic fermentation - in oak barrels. After assembly, the wine is aged for 24 months in French oak barrels from Bordeaux fine quality, of which 60% are new barrels. The wine is bottled unfiltered.

Eben Sadie, the owner of the winery "Sadie Family", grew up in South Africa and by paying attention to the South African wine industry, felt that the wines of the country is always something missing. Traveling in Europe, he realized that he lacked the tradition. "There is the concept of terroir - he explains, - where history, tradition and time, as well as other elements are woven together, but unfortunately, not always welcome in a world in which we live in today. " Eben Sadie left South Africa and went in search of experience in Germany, Austria, Italy, Oregon, and finally, Burgundy. "I found that people breathe in Burgundy wine. It's part of how they move and live." Back in South Africa, Eben launched its first production of wine "Columella" on a limited budget. He made only 17 barrels from its first harvest in 2000, because he had no money to invest in the project. His goal was to make wine, which would be a little bit of grandeur, which he observed in some European wines. Eben initially knew his wines should not be monosortovymi and blended. He believes that in the cool continental climate there is always interaction with the environment and the ability to maximize the benefits of each class. Eben says that the grapes from the coast is best suited for blending, but adds: "There are always exceptions, we will never be able to reduce the process of wine production to the general rules."
The secret wines Sadi is simple - it's incredibly thorough and takes care of the vineyards. His basement is not mechanized: everything is done by gravity, using manual labor and wooden open fermenters. "This is a very clean way to make wine."

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In our store you can buy wine Sadie Family, "Columella", 2009, price Sadie Family, "Columella", 2009 — $ 123. Producer wine Sadie. Delivery Sadie Family, "Columella", 2009.

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