The wine that some argue put David & Nadia on the map in the UK. The 2020 Grenache Noir consists of four vineyards, with the core being from Paardeberg vineyard planted in the early 2000’s. This is blended with a similarly aged organically certified vineyard planted in deep rich clay soils, north of Malmesbury. A component of the wine is fermented and matured in concrete, with the rest in French oak. The juice is kept on the skins for four weeks. After an hour open, David & Nadia’s Grenache Noir 2020 unfurls and becomes really interesting – fragrant but juicy with a bright, saline quality running through it. A sophisticated, intellectual, thirst-quenching Grenache clocking in at just 13.5% ABV.
“Now incorporating four vineyards, the core still from the Paardeberg. 60% whole-bunch fermentation while maturation lasted 12 months, half in concrete and half in older 500-litre barrels. Charming aromatics of red cherry, plums, musk, fynbos, white pepper and a little undergrowth. The palate is not quite as light and fleeting as previous vintages and that much the better for it – good depth of fruit, snappy acidity and fine tannins, the finish gently savoury.” – 94 Pts, Christian Eedes, WineMag.co.za