David & Nadia Wines

Chenin Blanc 'Skaliekop'

Chenin Blanc 'Skaliekop', David & Nadia Sadie

Chenin Blanc 'Skaliekop', David & Nadia Sadie
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Very shallow shale soils in the Paardeberg, being an anomaly as the mountain is granite driven
  • Planted on the Paardebosch farm and being very much exposed to the sun, nature and its elements as its planted on a “kop”. Hill of shale if the name is translated directly
  • David & Nadia have been farming this parcel since winter 2013 and this vineyard keeps on surprising them with its “lateral” tension, and broadness, a contrast to its neighboring vineyards planted in pure granite
  • Harvested towards the end of January, the Skaliekop proves to be one of the most challenging vineyards to ferment bone dry within its first two months in barrel
  • The 2020 is the first vintage qualifying for the Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the Old Vine Project

Info

Vintage:
2020
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Swartland
Appellation:
Swartland
Variety:
Chenin Blanc
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Sizes Available

Full Bottle ZA-DNS-11-20 6/750ml

Resources

Press & Reviews

James Suckling
Score
96
Date
2022-01-24
Jancis Robinson
Score
17.5
Date
2021-09-27

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