75cl bottle £34.00
Classic David light colour, bright fruit nose, raspberry but with a floral herb component. Very clean, very fresh. Immediately appealing palate, fruit, raspberry, strawberry, juicy. Also savoury, toast, herbs, floral, constantly changing. Tannins slightly chunky at the moment but providing excellent support through to the long and complex spicy finish. This is very good Grenache. 95/100.
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). 30 – 50% whole bunches are sorted and then used in the bottom of an open tank. The rest of the grapes are all sorted, destemmed but not crushed and added to the tank on top of the whole bunches. Maximum healthy pre-ferment cold soak with a daily punch down and CO2 gas coverage are maintained. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in the tank and we allow maximum extended skin contact (approximately 4 weeks in total). Grapes are gently pressed and drained to old French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and the wine ages from vintage to vintage.
Total production: 3 442 bottles
RS: 2.1 g/L
Alcohol: 13.0% alc
TA: 5.3 g/L
Yield: 4.0 t/ha
TSO2: 81 mg/L