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David & Nadia, Plat bos Chenin Blanc 2019 (1x75cl)

Country: South Africa
Region: Swartland
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 12.5%
Product Code: SACR0034B19S
Delivery: Not Available
£45.10

Awarded 97 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their June 2021 edition expert's choice of South African old-vine Chenin Blanc (see blue link below for the review). 

David & Nadia, Plat bos Chenin Blanc 2019 - June 2021 Decanter review

David and Nadia Sadie met at the University of Stellenbosch when he shifted his focus to viticulture after a rugby injury sidelined him from his first love. David went on to work vintages around the world, from Marlborough to St. Emilion, before finally landing back in South Africa. He eventually took over the cellar in the Swartland where Andrea and Chris Mullineux used to make wine prior to their purchase of Roundstone Farm and restored it in 2014. His wife Nadia joined him in 2016 and it’s been a family affair ever since. Nadia oversees viticulture for their project and manages the vineyards that they lease. She employs biological farming, which is to say she avoids the use of any herbicides, plants cover crops and she’s begun experimenting with a conversion to organics. Together, David & Nadia make high acid, textured wines that have cemented them as one of the most highly regarded wineries in the Swartland.

The latest addition to the range is the Plat’bos, and this is just the second vintage released. This is a 1981 planted vineyard on decomposed granite, right nextdoor to Skaliekop. North facing, it’s the warmest site, and produces a spicy, ageworthy Chenin Blanc. “Plat” means low or flat and “bos” means bush (vines). It refers to the small, low bush vines, true to the mountain and typical of the Swartland dialect.

See blue link below for a fiche technique / technical note from the winemakers themselves.

David & Nadia, Plat'bos Chenin Blanc 2019 - fiche technique

100% Chenin Blanc. 

Very citrus in character, there’s plenty of grapefruit here, and also hints of gunflint and rose petal. Very complex, and very grippy, notes of fennel come through on the finish. This is taut, linear, and profound.