David & Nadia Grenache Noir 2020 Bottle size: 1500ml

South Africa, Swartland
R770
In stock
(Only 2 left)
94
CE
Large format
'Now incorporating four vineyards, the core still from the Paardeberg. 60% whole-bunch fermentation while maturation lasted 12 months, half in concrete and half in older 500-litre barrels. Charming aromatics of red cherry, plums, musk, fynbos, white pepper and a little undergrowth. The palate is not quite as light and fleeting as previous vintages and that much the better for it – good depth of fruit, snappy acidity and fine tannins, the finish gently savoury.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 94/100

'The 2020 vintage consists of four Grenache noir vineyards, with the core a vineyard from the Paardeberg planted in the early 2000’s. Joining this vineyard is another Paardeberg vineyard, recently planted on the north-eastern side of the Langkloof valley, overlooking the Aprilskloof. Another addition is a 2016 planted vineyard in schist of the Kasteelberg. This vineyard was planted on terraces high up in the mountain. Finally, Grenache noir from a farm north of Malmesbury was also added, a vineyard we have been working with since 2012. A component of the wine was fermented and matured in concrete. Juice was kept on the skins for four weeks pre-/during fermentation and 60% whole bunches were used. One punch down per day was done resulting in minimal and gentle extraction. The wine was pressed off and matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels as well as a 2 700 L concrete vessel for a year.' – David & Nadia Sadie, Winemakers

Tasting notes on the 2019 vintage:
'Subtlety on 2019 improves on 2018 (90 pts). Reined-in power on display: sinewy yet bright, cranberry & cherry vibrancy without being overly ripe. Succulent & vivacious with a firm chalky grip. Lithe & generous, only 75% oaked, none new, remainder in concrete tank.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

'David and Nadia Sadie's Grenache is made with fruit from three vineyards, with granite at the core of the wine. Light, floral, elegant and almost Pinot Noir like, with some texture and tobacco notes from 60% whole bunches, pomegranate and wild strawberry flavours and some underlying grip. Drink 2022-27.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker David & Nadia Sadie
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Light to medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Grenache Noir
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Grenache
Rating CE 94
Technical analysis RS: 2.2 g/L | TA: 4.8 g/L | PH: 3.69
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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