Cool and silky with elegant yellow orchard fruits such as peach intermingled with honeysuckle, toasted hazelnuts and a flinty minerality that give this wine great depth and character.
With Chenin blanc as the main focus, the Aristargos 2019 is predominantly both Chenin blanc and Old Vines driven (Chenin blanc, Semillon and Clairette blanche), and the focus remains on the granitic soils of the Paardeberg. Chenin blanc from shallow shale soils in the Paardeberg and iron rich clay soils to the west of Malmesbury, are also added along with Viognier, Marsanne, Rousanne, Verdelho and Grenache blanc from iron rich clay, lateral shale soils. Planting dates vary from 1960 until 2013. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented, matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. The grapes from the two Semilllon vineyards were fermented on their skins for a week before being pressed and matured in a big very old 2 500 litre foudre for a year.
David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project and 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 the aim is for biological farming and in the cellar, work is as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. Believing in a pure, fresh and natural style, where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.
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