Swartland, South Africa
Chenin blanc (47%)
Clairette blanche (11%)
Grenache blanc (2%)
David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project and they 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. They are members of the Swartland Independent Producers.
In the vineyard they aim for biological farming and in the cellar we work as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. They believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.
With Chenin blanc as our main focus, the Aristargos 2019 is yet again predominantly both Chenin blanc and Old Vines driven (Chenin blanc, Sémillon and Clairette blanche), and the focus remains on the granitic soils of the Paardeberg. Chenin blanc from shallow shale soils in the Paardeberg and iron rich clay soils to the west of Malmesbury, are also added along with Viognier, Marsanne, Rousanne, Verdelho and Grenache blanc from iron rich clay, lateral shale soils. Planting dates vary from 1960 until 2013.
Yield: 1.0 – 4.0 t/ha
The grapes were whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented, matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. The grapes from the two Sémilllon vineyards were fermented on their skins for a week before being pressed and matured in a big very old 2 500 L foudré for a year.
Total production: 10 000 bottles
RS: 2.3 g/L
Alcohol: 13.0% alc
TA: 5.6 g/L
TSO2: 91 mg/L