David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project that focuses 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 cellar Sadie works as natural as possible and only adds sulphur. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. Sadie believes in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.
Two vineyards contribute grapes to this delicious Grenache. Granite soils from the Paardeberg and clay soils from Malmesbury contribute structure and elegance and David has crafted a wonderful wine. The nose is a beautifully subtle cocktail of strawberry and raspberry while the palate is remarkable for its sheer elegance and pure linear fruit. Raspberry, strawberry, plums, with savoury tannins adding support along with the juicy acidity. 10% Shiraz adds further complexity with red cherry and pomegranate like acidity. Refreshingly low alcohol and hugely drinkable.
Wines like this make you wonder, yet again, why there isn't more Grenache planted in the Cape. Using fruit from three different vineyards and 30% whole bunches, it's floral and perfumed with understated red berry flavours, elegant tannins and a long, pure finish. Very delicate.
Grapes from three different Swartland Grenache vineyards are used (one an organically farmed vineyard in deep iron rich soils, while the other two vineyards grow in granitic mountain soils in the Paardeberg).
Does anyone make a better Grenache in South Africa than David Sadie? Using grapes from three Swartland sites and fermented with 40% whole bunches, it's sappy, pale, complex and understated, with filigree tannins, summer berry fruit and remarkable precision.