David & Nadia Wines

Swartland Red Wine 'Elpidios'

Swartland Red Wine 'Elpidios', David & Nadia Sadie

Swartland Red Wine Elpidios David  Nadia Sadie
  • 38% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 9% Carignan, 7% Pinotage
  • Produced from grapes from 12 different vineyards harvested in 16 lots
  • This vintage is again 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
  • The 2020 vintage again includes a portion of wine that was fermented and matured in a concrete vessel – both Grenache and Syrah
  • Along with the concrete vessels, the wine was also matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels and a 4 100 L foudre (Pinotage)
  • The Elpidios is produced in similar fashion to our main Grenache noir in terms of long, gentle extraction, the use of 50% on average whole bunches and then pressed off
  • After bottling, the wine was aged in bottle for 18 months before release

Info

Vintage:
2020
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Swartland
Appellation:
Swartland
Variety:
Blend - Swartland
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Sizes Available

Full Bottle ZA-DNS-04-20 12/750ml

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Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate
Score
93+
Date
2022-12-30
James Suckling
Score
93
Date
2022-12-11
Vinous Media
Score
92
Date
2022-09-29
Jancis Robinson
Score
17
Date
2022-07-03

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