David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2019
David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project focusing 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. In the vineyard they aim for biological farming and in the cellar they work as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. David & Nadia believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view. Their Chenin Blanc from the Swartland focusses on various Old Vine Vineyards, with plantings ranging from 1962 till 1984. 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. In total the wine is made from 7 vineyards, more than 10 pickings, different soils, different aspects, different vineyard ages, farmed by different people and different farmers. This wine perfectly illustrates the Swartland, its people and its old vineyards. Whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented, matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. Beautiful ripe, zingy golden apples and a tense fine boned acidity weaves its way through a succulent, fleshy but tensile body. Hints of nuts and an almost ripe, mature Chablis edge. Bold but beautiful.