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Hoe-Steen Chenin Blanc

David and Nadia, Hoe-Steen Chenin Blanc 2018

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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 we 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.

Tasting notes:
'Grapes from a 1968 vineyard on iron and clay-rich soils west of Malmesbury planted according to massale selection – at least two clones of Chenin Blanc as well as a few other varieties in the mix. The nose shows some struck-match reduction to go with pear, peach and lemon while the palate is pretty close to complete – great fruit definition and a lovely line of acidity make for an exceptionally vivid, seamless wine.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 97/100

'Planted in 1968 with a massale selection of grapes with at least two clones of Chenin Blanc. A south facing vineyard with little terraces, the soils are clay rich with lots of coffee klip. Aromatics are very dusty, spicy and gravelly with perhaps hints of the other aromatic varieties like False Pedro, Semillon, Palomino and Crouchen Blanc interplanted shining through. Fabulously spicy and saline with dried herbs, pear purée, apple pastille and crunchy pineapple. Incredible Grand Cru palate weight and breadth, coating concentration and length without ever losing poise and finesse. Wow, what a wine. The ultimate Grand Cru Chenin!' – Greg Sherwood MW, 96+/100

Winemakers notes:
The most intense vintage to date for these vines planted in 1985 in very shallow shale soils in the Paardeberg, being an anomaly as the mountain is granite driven. Planted on the Paardebosch farm and being very much exposed to the sun, nature and its elements as its planted on a “kop”. Hill of shale if the name is translated directly.

We are proudly releasing the fifth vintage of the Skaliekop wine which we have been farming since winter 2013 and this vineyard keeps on surprising us with its “lateral” tension, and broadness, a contrast to its neighbouring vineyards planted in pure granite. Harvested towards the end of January, the Skaliekop proves to be one of the most challenging vineyards to ferment bone dry within its first two months in barrel. This vineyard needs time and a lot of patience.

Alcohol: 13.5%

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 we 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.

Tasting notes:
'Grapes from a 1968 vineyard on iron and clay-rich soils west of Malmesbury planted according to massale selection – at least two clones of Chenin Blanc as well as a few other varieties in the mix. The nose shows some struck-match reduction to go with pear, peach and lemon while the palate is pretty close to complete – great fruit definition and a lovely line of acidity make for an exceptionally vivid, seamless wine.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 97/100

'Planted in 1968 with a massale selection of grapes with at least two clones of Chenin Blanc. A south facing vineyard with little terraces, the soils are clay rich with lots of coffee klip. Aromatics are very dusty, spicy and gravelly with perhaps hints of the other aromatic varieties like False Pedro, Semillon, Palomino and Crouchen Blanc interplanted shining through. Fabulously spicy and saline with dried herbs, pear purée, apple pastille and crunchy pineapple. Incredible Grand Cru palate weight and breadth, coating concentration and length without ever losing poise and finesse. Wow, what a wine. The ultimate Grand Cru Chenin!' – Greg Sherwood MW, 96+/100

Winemakers notes:
The most intense vintage to date for these vines planted in 1985 in very shallow shale soils in the Paardeberg, being an anomaly as the mountain is granite driven. Planted on the Paardebosch farm and being very much exposed to the sun, nature and its elements as its planted on a “kop”. Hill of shale if the name is translated directly.

We are proudly releasing the fifth vintage of the Skaliekop wine which we have been farming since winter 2013 and this vineyard keeps on surprising us with its “lateral” tension, and broadness, a contrast to its neighbouring vineyards planted in pure granite. Harvested towards the end of January, the Skaliekop proves to be one of the most challenging vineyards to ferment bone dry within its first two months in barrel. This vineyard needs time and a lot of patience.

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

White

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