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Skaliekop Chenin Blanc

David and Nadia, Skaliekop 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 1985 vineyard planted on shallow shales soils on Paardebosch farm. Very pretty, beguiling aromatics with notes of flowers, citrus and peach while the palate has a real presence – excellent fruit concentration and tangy acidity before a long finish. Hugely satisfying to drink.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 96/100

'Single vineyard planted in 1985 on brown shale soils with a north west facing aspect. Picked in the last week of January over two or three passes through the vineyard. Instantly taut, restrained and mineral driven with gravel, green apple pastille, crunchy pear and dry bush veld spice nuances. Palate shows a sleek texture, fabulous intensity and balance, fresh electric acids, salinity and an impressively long, white peach and pear purée finish. Nice coiled tension and eminently age worthy without any doubt.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 95/100

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 1985 vineyard planted on shallow shales soils on Paardebosch farm. Very pretty, beguiling aromatics with notes of flowers, citrus and peach while the palate has a real presence – excellent fruit concentration and tangy acidity before a long finish. Hugely satisfying to drink.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 96/100

'Single vineyard planted in 1985 on brown shale soils with a north west facing aspect. Picked in the last week of January over two or three passes through the vineyard. Instantly taut, restrained and mineral driven with gravel, green apple pastille, crunchy pear and dry bush veld spice nuances. Palate shows a sleek texture, fabulous intensity and balance, fresh electric acids, salinity and an impressively long, white peach and pear purée finish. Nice coiled tension and eminently age worthy without any doubt.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 95/100

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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