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Colour: White
Producer: David & Nadia
Region: South Africa
Appellation: Swartland
Grape Variety: Blend

Aristargos, 2019

7 cases, 1 bottle
£46.67 per bottle
10 cases, 4 bottles
£20.00 per bottle

Tasting Note:

A focused nose leads into grassy herbal notes before Thai green papaya salad, mango and lime leaf, white peaches, and a touch of pineapple emerges with air. A more understated style in 2019 with clear aging potential. Predominantly Chenin Blanc on granitic soils with an old vine focus. Grenache Blanc from the Kasteelberg adds a bit of breadth and intensity derived from schist soils, while the Verdelho, a new addition, counteracts it with freshness and saltiness to add another level of complexity. A classy expression of Aristargos. Nothing oily here, just silky, layered fruit. Chenin blanc (47%), Sémillon (13%), Clairette blanche (11%), Viognier (10%), Marsanne (8%), Roussanne (6%), Verdelho (3%) and Grenache blanc (2%). Whole bunch pressed, fermented naturally, and raised in neutral French oak casks for 11 months. The grapes from the two Sémilllon vineyards were fermented on their skins for a week before being pressed and matured in a 2,500L foudré for a year. 13% ABV.

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