Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers

Sold for

ZAR 5 863
Lot 88
  • Sadie Family; Mev Kirsten; 2017; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 863

About this Item

Mev Kirsten, 2017
2 (1 x 2) 750ml

Eben Sadie is South Africa’s most revered winemaker and he arguably kick-started the local fine wine revolution. Over two decades his pursuit for quality in the Swartland has been unparalleled in South Africa and he was voted Winemaker of the Year in 2017 by the International Master of Wine Institute. Eben’s wines were influenced by the Rhône and Spain, with traditional local varieties sourced from pockets of old bush vines and unique terroirs. Long-ageing Columella is often regarded as South Africa’s best red, while Palladius similarly offers an incredible Swartland expression and decades of longevity. The old vine single vineyard series, which was first released in the 2009 vintage, is now firmly the most sought-after release of the year. Mev Kirsten is South Africa’s rarest white wine, produced from a century old Stellenbosch vineyard, while the now legendary Skurfberg received 100 points from Tim Atkin in 2020.

The Mev Kirsten heralds from a vineyard at the base of Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch. Generally recognized as the oldest Chenin Blanc vineyard in SA, having been established between 1905 and 1920, there were only a miniscule 82 cases made.

Critics Ratings

'From a vineyard in Stellenbosch planted between 1905 and 1920. A billowing nose of potpourri, citrus, stone fruit, earth, ginger and other spice plus a hint of leesy complexity. The palate is super-rich but equally super-fresh, thick-textured yet simultaneously vibrant and so very complex. Utterly compelling.' - Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 96/100 (Nov 2018)

'The 2017 Mev. Kirsten is pure Chenin Blanc from the oldest Chenin Blanc in South Africa, planted in 1905. It has a very intense bouquet of yellow stone fruit, chamomile and touches of orange blossom. The harmonious, beautifully defined palate offers perfect acidity and flavors of orange peel, ginger, fynbos, white peach and, again, a hint of chamomile that lingers beautifully in the mouth. This is another stunning white from Eben Sadie, one of the best wines he’s ever made - and he’s made a lot.' - Neal Martin, Vinous, 97/100 (Aug 2018)

'This has a rich and rounded feel, with a mix of melon, pear and fig fruit flavors gliding along, augmented by pretty white ginger, honeysuckle and acacia notes on the finish. Chenin Blanc. Drink now through 2022.' - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 93/100 (May 2019)

Provenance

Private Client

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