Sadie Family "Columella" 2019
"Our viticultural reviews and implementations of a number of years ago are finally coming into play and are paying off but obviously our signature wines are at the spearhead of the very developments.
The 2019 Columella is the 20th bottling of what can only be described as a discovery.
The incremental growth of Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsaut and Tinta Barocca in the final blend has contributed much and more so on the depth and complexity of tannins. The fruit purity has also been lifted.
The wine has taken on many dimensions and interpretations and responses to the terroir we farm for this wine.The 2019 vintage is as harmonious as any wine can hope to be at this stage of its life.The wine exhibits finely trimmed perfumes and violet notes, bright red fruit with spicy characteristics that immediately spill over into some of the most refined tannins we could capture at this point.
The wine is a play of dual sides in that it has retained all the potential fruit one can hope for a wine in 24 months of cask ageing but at the same token much of the primary fruit and textured grippy tannins are all at play at the same time." -Winemakers notes