Sadie Family Treinspoor 2021

Sadie Family Treinspoor 2021

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Sadie Family Treinspoor 2021 is made from the Tinta Barrocca / Tinta Das Baroccas (South African synonym) grape varietal, harvested from a vineyard located next to the old railway line (treinspoor). The very fragile, thin skin of Tinta Barocca is prone to sunburn, but in this case the old bush vines have formed a great framework to keep the bunches sheltered from the intense Swartland sun. Tinta Barocca has the textural nature of the Nebbiolo grape and the aromatic orientation of Syrah - a great combination. Grapes are fermented with 50% whole clusters and 50% being destemmed and the fermentation is left for about 25-30 days prior to being pressed in an old basket press. Only bucket-overs are done in the fermentation for it is very easy to over-extract Tinta Barocca since the grapes hold an abundance of tannins. After pressing the wine is transferred into 28-year-old conical wooden casks that do not impart any wooden flavours. The age and the saturation of the wooden staves also make for a very slow reaction between the wine and oxygen. After 11 months on the lees, the wine is racked to another concrete tank for an additional month to settle clean. 2 weeks prior to bottling, 65mg/Litre of sulphur is added and the wine is bottled from the fine lees. Bottled at 13.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Powerful with aromas of plums and blackberry welcoming you. Hints of sweet spice and dried herbs.

Palate: Intense dark red fruits greet you on entry. Notes of plums, blackcurrants and cassis. Big palate weight. Mid-palate has an intriguing graphite mineral character.

Finish: Grippy tannins with lingering notes of sweet spice and dried herbs. The wine’s volume of tannins and textures is a trademark of this site, and this 2021 is just a classic wine. Tinta Barocca has a big temperament and needs big temperament-ownership.  


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Sadie Family Treinspoor 2021