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Tim Atkin is a UK-based Master of Wine (MW) and wine journalist with an international following.+
David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project and we 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. We are members of the Swartland Independent Producers.
In the vineyard we aim for biological farming and in the cellar we work as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. We believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.
Blend: 47% Chenin Blanc, 13% Semillon, 11% Clairette Blanche, Rousanne, 10% Viognier, 8% Marsanne, 6% Rousanne, 3% Verdelho, 2% Grenache Blanc
Our Chenin blanc based white blend, now in its 8th release, truly expresses the reason why we love white blends. This wine remains old vine focused, but we also include grapes from younger plantings. A young Marsanne vineyard in the western part of the Swartland, gave us a first vintage which we included on a small scale into our Aristargos. We work with fourteen different vineyards scattered throughout the Swartland, whilst still having an anchor in the Paardeberg and its granite soils. The challenging 2017 vintage shows why we do work with blends as the sum of the parts, often outplay the parts on its own. The grapes are whole bunch pressed and cold settling is allowed for the juice before racking into barrel for spontaneous fermentation (including malolactic fermentation). The Sémillon is kept on the skins for a few days. The wines age from vintage to vintage in old 300 L French barrels.
Total production: 12 030 bottles
RS: 2.2 g/L
Alcohol: 13.0% alc
TA: 5.32 g/L
Yield: 2.0 – 4.5 t/ha
TSO2: 99 mg/L