David & Nadia Sadie / Elpidios Swartland / 750mL
30% Syrah, 28% Carignan, 17% Grenache, 14% CInsault, 11% Pinotage . The Elpidios is a classic southern French blend made in Sadie’s characteristic minimal-intervention style. This balanced wine has fine tannins, elegant fresh fruit and concentrated aromatics. 20 year old vines, weathered granitic sands, deep iron rich soils, pale sands. 30%-50% whole-cluster / 50%-70% destemmed but not crushed, four week open fermentation in18 months aging in 500L used French oak barrels, 16 months on lees, unfined, coarse filtration at bottling, 8 months bottle aging prior to release. 500cs/year.