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Plat'bos Chenin Blanc

David and Nadia, Plat'bos 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 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.

Tasting notes:
'Little bush vines planted in 1981 next to the Skaliekop vineyard but on 100% granitic soils. Nose shows a lovely balance between minerality, pithy spicy yellow orchard fruits, crushed granite and dry fynbos and thatch herbal spice. Cool, clean, crystalline, powerful and linear, this cuvée shows the classic tension of Chenin Blanc grown on granite soils, an entrancing saline crisp acidity and a sleek, polished marble textural harmony and finesse. Really quite impressive now but this is most certainly a wine for medium to long term cellaring. One for the collectors!?' – Greg Sherwood MW, 96/100

'Maiden vintage of a 1981 vineyard planted on granite right next to the Skaliekop vineyard. An elusive nose of pear, peach, lime and dried grass. Lean of body and linear – “nervy” acidity and a pithy finish. Possessing great poise, this is an arresting wine and arguably the most geeky of the three.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 96/100

Winemakers notes:
It gives us great pleasure to introduce our third old vine single vineyard, again Chenin blanc, planted right next to Skaliekop in decomposed granite. Planted in 1981 on the Paardebosch farm, this vineyard contributes to both our main Chenin blanc as well as Aristargos and it will continue to do so. We have been farming this vineyard since winter 2013 and it has been a pillar in our granite approach towards our white wines. The wine has a directness with a fresh, saline-like linearity and amazing tension and length, something so typical of the Paardeberg.

Plat’bos, like with the other two single vineyards, are true to the local dialect of the people from the Siebritskloof whom have been working with this vineyard long before we became involved on the Paardebosch farm. “Plat” means low or flat and “bos” means bush (vines). It refers to the small, low bush vines, true to the mountain and typical of the Swartland dialect… Harvested in the first half of the second part of January 2018, being one of the earliest Chenin blanc vineyards we work with. Plat’bos is our fourth wine qualifying for the Old Vine Project (OVP) seal.

Alcohol: 13.0%

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.

Tasting notes:
'Little bush vines planted in 1981 next to the Skaliekop vineyard but on 100% granitic soils. Nose shows a lovely balance between minerality, pithy spicy yellow orchard fruits, crushed granite and dry fynbos and thatch herbal spice. Cool, clean, crystalline, powerful and linear, this cuvée shows the classic tension of Chenin Blanc grown on granite soils, an entrancing saline crisp acidity and a sleek, polished marble textural harmony and finesse. Really quite impressive now but this is most certainly a wine for medium to long term cellaring. One for the collectors!?' – Greg Sherwood MW, 96/100

'Maiden vintage of a 1981 vineyard planted on granite right next to the Skaliekop vineyard. An elusive nose of pear, peach, lime and dried grass. Lean of body and linear – “nervy” acidity and a pithy finish. Possessing great poise, this is an arresting wine and arguably the most geeky of the three.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 96/100

Winemakers notes:
It gives us great pleasure to introduce our third old vine single vineyard, again Chenin blanc, planted right next to Skaliekop in decomposed granite. Planted in 1981 on the Paardebosch farm, this vineyard contributes to both our main Chenin blanc as well as Aristargos and it will continue to do so. We have been farming this vineyard since winter 2013 and it has been a pillar in our granite approach towards our white wines. The wine has a directness with a fresh, saline-like linearity and amazing tension and length, something so typical of the Paardeberg.

Plat’bos, like with the other two single vineyards, are true to the local dialect of the people from the Siebritskloof whom have been working with this vineyard long before we became involved on the Paardebosch farm. “Plat” means low or flat and “bos” means bush (vines). It refers to the small, low bush vines, true to the mountain and typical of the Swartland dialect… Harvested in the first half of the second part of January 2018, being one of the earliest Chenin blanc vineyards we work with. Plat’bos is our fourth wine qualifying for the Old Vine Project (OVP) seal.

Alcohol: 13.0%

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GS 96

Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

White

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