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.
Dry-land farmed vines from two Swartland vineyards, one organically certified and planted in deep clay soils, the other sustainably farmed in the granitic slopes of the Paardeberg. The wine shows how the vintage’s power can result in a feminine, delicate, fine and elegant wine. Long maturation on the skins, up to 50% whole bunch fermented, minimum 30 – 50% whole bunches are sorted and then used in the bottom of an open tank. The rest of the grapes are all sorted, destemmed but not crushed and added to the tank on top of the whole bunches. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in the tank and we allow maximum extended skin contact (approximately 4 weeks in total). Grapes are gently pressed and drained to old French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and the wine ages from vintage to vintage.
Total production: 7 280 bottles
RS: 1.4 g/L
Alcohol: 13.0% alc
TA: 5.2 g/L
Yield: 3.0 – 4.0 t/ha
TSO2: 91 mg/L