David & Nadia Elpidios 2018
David & Nadia is a family-owned Swartland-driven project. They focus on a spectrum of organic, old and dry land bush vine vineyards from different areas with different soil types throughout the Swartland.
Elpidios is to remain a Grenache based blend. The 2018 vintage for the first time also contains a component (25% to be exact) fermented and aged in concrete, the Syrah. The wine is also matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels and a 2 700 L foudre (Pinotage).
Elpidios sees long, gentle extraction and the use of 50% whole bunches. The wine is aged in bottle for 18 months before release. 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 mixed soils from the west.
Yield: 1.0 – 3.0 t/ha
Winemaking and Maturation
Harvested in February’s second half, hand sorted, whole bunch pressed, one year in old French oak barrels. Hoë-Steen is our third wine qualifying for the Old Vine Project (OVP) seal.
We believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.
Grenache (31%), Syrah (30%), Carignan (19%), Cinsaut (10%) and Pinotage (10%).
Total production: 7 550 bottles
RS: 1.8 g/L
alc TA: 5.2 g/L
TSO2: 64 mg/L