David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2020 Bottle size: 1500ml

South Africa, Swartland
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'This wine, incorporating grapes from seven separate vineyards on various soils with planting dates ranging from 1968 to 1985, just gets more and more refined. The nose shows pear, peach and citrus to go with potpourri and a touch of flinty reduction. The palate, meanwhile, is pure and concentrated with lively acidity and a saline finish. Each component part combining seamlessly, the end-result is a wine of particular poise and luminosity.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 96/100

'Our main Chenin blanc from the Swartland focusses yet again on various Old Vine Vineyards, with plantings ranging from 1968 till 1985. The wine is based on granite from the Paardeberg, blended with shale/schist from the east, more clay rich soils from the north and iron rich soils from the western parts of the Swartland. Dry land farmed bush vines have stood the test of time and it showcases the ultimate reason why Chenin blanc is our main focus in the Swartland. In total the wine is made from 7 vineyards, 14 pickings, different soils, different aspects, different vineyard ages, farmed by different people and different farmers. This wine illustrates the Swartland, its people and its old vineyards. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented and then matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. Two components were fermented and matured in concrete – one in a square concrete tank and the other in a concrete egg. The wine has a Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the Old Vine Project (OVP).' – David & Nadia Sadie, Winemakers

Tasting notes on the 2019 vintage:
'This is 'just' the basic Chenin Blanc from David and Nadia Sadie, but it's better than most wineries' single vineyard releases. Made with fruit from seven sites, all of them old vines, it's a focused, linear, Paardeberg-dominated style with mealy, citrus flavours, some lanolin and piercing freshness. Drink 2021-27.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 94/100

'Tangy nectarine & pear ripeness to 2019, which echoes ‘hands-off’ but considered winemaking of old-vine Paardeberg siblings. Like 2018 (5 stars, 95 pts), balanced, textured, dry, ethereal & profound. Nothing overplayed, superbly reined in. 13% alcohol.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker David & Nadia Sadie
Alcohol 12.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chenin Blanc
Rating CE 96
Technical analysis RS: 2.0 g/L | TA: 5.2 g/L | PH: 3.34
Producer information David and Nadia Sadie head up their Swartland-driven project with passion while focusing on a range of organic, old-vine, dry land bush vine vineyards. They aim to produce fresh, natural wines with minimal intervention. They produce three different ranges of wines; the David & Nadia range, Topography range and Single vineyards range. Most of their grapes come from their winery on the Paardebosch farm with the rest sourced from other Swartland vineyards.
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