David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project and we 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. We are members of the Swartland Independent Producers Association. In the vineyard we aim for biological farming and in the cellar we work as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. We believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.
Always a vintage behind the other three wines, the 2020 Elpidios is a blend of 38% Grenache noir, 36% Syrah, 10% Cinsaut, 9% Carignan and 7% Pinotage. There are twelve vineyards that make up the wine which are harvested in sixteen lots. The foundation of the blend is 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. Again, there is a component of the wine that was fermented and matured in a concrete vessel – both the Grenache and Syrah. The balance of the wine was matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels and a 4,100L foudre (for the Pinotage). There is about 50% whole-bunch on the Elpidios. Once in bottle, the wine is aged for a further 18 months before release.