David & Nadia Grenache 2020 Swartland


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The wife and husband team who met whilst studying viticulture have a shared passion for biological farming and minimalist winemaking. This ensures that both site and soil are the driving force behind their wines.
This is a level-headed expression of Grenache, with perhaps the lightest body of the list. Comparable to traditional Burgundy with musky undergrowth, purple florals and small berried red fruit. It is refined and fresh, and so a more casual sipper or something for Charcuterie.

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Producer Information: David & Nadia

David and Nadia Sadie met at the University of Stellenbosch when he shifted his focus to viticulture after a rugby injury sidelined him from his first love. David went on to work vintages around the world, from Marlborough to St. Emilion, before finally landing back in South Africa. He eventually took over the cellar in the Swartland where Andrea and Chris Mullineux used to make wine. His wife Nadia joined him in 2016 and it’s been a family affair ever since. Nadia oversees viticulture for their project and manages the vineyards that they lease. She employs biological farming, which is to say she avoids the use of any herbicides, plants cover crops and she’s begun experimenting with a conversion to organics. Their quest to nurture and restore low yielding old vineyards is an effort to breathe new life into the region’s enviable stock of old vines and shine a light on the qualities of the beautiful Swartland at large. More than that though, they are also establishing new vineyards, which they have planted to Grenache - their flagship variety along with Chenin Blanc. Together, David & Nadia make high acid, textured wines that have cemented them as one of the most highly regarded wineries in the Swartland.

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