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Grenache

David and Nadia, Grenache 2016

R340

9 in stock

Notes

David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project and they focus on a spectrum of organic, old and dry land bush vine vineyards from different areas with different soil types throughout the Swartland, farmed by like-minded people.

They are members of the Swartland Independent Producers. In the vineyard they aim for biological farming and in the cellar they work as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. They believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.

Viticulture:
Grapes from three different Swartland Grenache vineyards are used (one an organically farmed vineyard in deep iron rich soils, while the other two vineyards grow in granitic mountain soils in the Paardeberg).

30 – 50% whole bunches are sorted and then used in the bottom of an open tank. The rest of the grapes are all sorted, destemmed but not crushed and added to the tank on top of the whole bunches. Maximum healthy pre-ferment cold soak with a daily punch down and CO2 gas coverage are maintained. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in the tank and we allow maximum extended skin contact (approximately 4 weeks in total). Grapes are gently pressed and drained to old French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and the wine ages from vintage to vintage.

Tasting notes:
'Rich, ripe yet tart cranberry and redcurrant fruit, then raspberry strides in later. Marvelously dry, yet proactively scented and intriguing. Those slight chewy tannins are simply the skins of the fruit you're enjoying so much.' – Oz Clarke, Decanter Magazine, 95/100

'The Sadies’ exceptional Grenache comes from three vineyards - one on clay and two on granite - and is aged in larger oak. Spicy and complex, with wild strawberry flavours, plenty of tannic grip, bright acidity and a long, mineral-edged finish. 2018-24'. – Tim Atkin, Special South Africa Report 2017, 94/100

'Red fruit, scrub, earth, white pepper and spice on the nose. Richer and fuller than previous vintages. Upfront fruit, moderate acidity and quite firm tannins. Relatively chunky, this no doubt a product of the vintage.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 93/100

Analysis:
Alc: 13.0% RS: 2.1 g/L TA: 5.3 g/L pH: 3.69

David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project and they focus on a spectrum of organic, old and dry land bush vine vineyards from different areas with different soil types throughout the Swartland, farmed by like-minded people.

They are members of the Swartland Independent Producers. In the vineyard they aim for biological farming and in the cellar they work as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. They believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.

Viticulture:
Grapes from three different Swartland Grenache vineyards are used (one an organically farmed vineyard in deep iron rich soils, while the other two vineyards grow in granitic mountain soils in the Paardeberg).

30 – 50% whole bunches are sorted and then used in the bottom of an open tank. The rest of the grapes are all sorted, destemmed but not crushed and added to the tank on top of the whole bunches. Maximum healthy pre-ferment cold soak with a daily punch down and CO2 gas coverage are maintained. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in the tank and we allow maximum extended skin contact (approximately 4 weeks in total). Grapes are gently pressed and drained to old French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and the wine ages from vintage to vintage.

Tasting notes:
'Rich, ripe yet tart cranberry and redcurrant fruit, then raspberry strides in later. Marvelously dry, yet proactively scented and intriguing. Those slight chewy tannins are simply the skins of the fruit you're enjoying so much.' – Oz Clarke, Decanter Magazine, 95/100

'The Sadies’ exceptional Grenache comes from three vineyards - one on clay and two on granite - and is aged in larger oak. Spicy and complex, with wild strawberry flavours, plenty of tannic grip, bright acidity and a long, mineral-edged finish. 2018-24'. – Tim Atkin, Special South Africa Report 2017, 94/100

'Red fruit, scrub, earth, white pepper and spice on the nose. Richer and fuller than previous vintages. Upfront fruit, moderate acidity and quite firm tannins. Relatively chunky, this no doubt a product of the vintage.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 93/100

Analysis:
Alc: 13.0% RS: 2.1 g/L TA: 5.3 g/L pH: 3.69

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DEC 95

Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

Red

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