Eben Sadie of Columella and Palladius fame is no longer the only Sadie you should be paying attention to. There’s Stormers centre Johann Sadie, who scored a brilliant solo try in the Cape side’s comeback win over the Blues at Eden Park in New Zealand back in May and then there’s David and Nadia Sadie, husband and wife winemaking duo, also from the Swartland as it so happens.
Bumped into the couple last night at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in Cape Town and they were feeling chuffed after receiving a papal blessing from Tim Atkin MW on his blog (see here) for their white blend which they showed at the recent London International Wine Fair.
I came across the wine in my wanderings earlier in the year and can attest that it’s top notch. Their label is simply “David” (Sadie Family Wines already taken) and this particular blend consisting of 51% Chenin Blanc, 39% Viognier and 10% Verdelho goes by the name of “Aristargos”. Deep yellow in colour, it shows peach and spice on the nose and palate; lots of concentrated fruit balanced by a good line of acidity and very persistent on the finish. I suspect you’ll be hearing much more about it in time to come.