David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project. 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 they work as naturally 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.
Blend: Grenache noir (54%), Syrah (31%), Carignan (13%), Pinotage (1%) and Cinsaut (1%).
This Grenache noir based blend was produced from grapes from eleven different vineyards harvested in seventeen lots. The 2021 vintage again includes a portion of wine that was fermented and matured in a concrete vessel – Grenache, Syrah and Cinsaut. Along with the concrete vessels, the wine was also matured in old 500L neutral French oak barrels and a 4 100L foudre (Pinotage). The Elpidios is produced in similar fashion to their main Grenache noir in terms of long, gentle extraction, the use of 40% on average whole bunches and then pressed off. After bottling, the wine was aged in bottle for eighteen months before release. This vintage is again based on grapes grown in granite soils from the Paardeberg, blended with structured shale/schists from the east, clay rich soils from the north and iron rich soils from the west.