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.
The 2022 vintage consists of five Grenache noir vineyards, with the core a vineyard from the Paardeberg planted in the early 2000s. Joining this vineyard is another Paardeberg vineyard, recently planted on the north-eastern side of the Langkloof valley, overlooking the Aprilskloof. Another addition is a 2016 planted vineyard in schist of the Kasteelberg. This vineyard was planted on terraces high up in the mountain. Finally, Grenache noir from a farm north of Malmesbury was also added, a vineyard they have been working with since 2012. Twelve different pickings were done from the five Grenache noir vineyards. A component (45%) of the wine was fermented and matured in concrete. Juice was kept on the skins for four weeks pre/during fermentation and 60% whole bunches were used. Grapes were punched down and pumped over during alcoholic fermentation, with a minimal and gentle extraction process in mind. The wine was pressed off and matured in old 500L neutral French oak barrels as well as 2 700L concrete vessels for a year.