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David & Nadia


South Africa



Grape Blend:

Carignan | Syrah | Pinotage | Cinsaut | Grenache

Elpidios, 2015

6x75cl £110.00

10 cases

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Tasting Note:

A Carignan dominated blend with Grenache, Syrah and Pinotage completing the mix. Released a year behind the rest of the range, the Elpidios spends 17 months in large neutral fuders after natural fermentation in concrete tanks with 50% whole bunches. Punch downs are limited to once per day to capture as much aroma as possible and avoid over-extraction. The juice is kept on its skins for four weeks which gives the wine an “infused” feeling of both dark and red fruit in a very elegant, Languedoc-Roussillon style. Crisp and clean with great freshness, no excess weight or power, beautifully finessed but with a firm line that entices the taster in. Violet, black raspberry, blackberries and redcurrants lead the way with a herbal and white pepper streak to the finish. Sweetly scented yet with great substance. 2015 is one of the best vintages the Swartland has seen in the last twenty years.

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