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David & Nadia - Grenache 2017


  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Swartland
  • Wine Maker: David and Nadia Saie
  • Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Grenache
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022
Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 92 (2015) JR: 17 (2016) TA: 94 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

A brilliant ruby colour, medium bodied with very fine tannins supporting. A wine of thrust and intensity but with soulful, seductive fruit, very refined and pitched on a knife-edge. Ripe enough to deliver sweet and silky Grenachey strawberries, fleshy red cherry fruit and sweet spices, but with a pocked, crisp granitic minerality and subtle saline finish. Long and elegant.

Winery Information

David & Nadia

David & Nadia Sadie, an enviably successful young husband and wife team, are one of the top wine producers in the Swartland, and regarded amongst the most exciting in South Africa. Both are qualified in viticulture and oenology; David a Swartland native and Nadia a bright and dynamic Australian. Jointly establishing the winery in 2010 with a clear long-term ambition, the David & Nadia project became a full-time reality when David finally downed tools at his former job in 2013. Nadia joined.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)92 pts

Juicy, firm and delineated but with compelling insinuating sweetness to the candied red fruit, spice and rose petal flavors. As brisk and fresh as the 2014 bottling: wonderfully penetrating, floral Grenache with a rising finish featuring a firm dusting of fine-grained tannins. Sexy, vibrant wine--and just 13.5% alcohol. (2016)17 pts

March 2018 - Pale ruby with a smudge of brick at the rim. A delicate nose, fluttering tissue-paper leaves of plum confit and satsuma and sous bois and biltong. Sweetness and roundness, but with lift and elegance – more Monet watercolours than big watercolour. Such silky tannins! Incredible finesse for Grenache. Soaring. (TC)

Tim Atkin (2016)94 pts

The Sadies’ exceptional Grenache comes from three vineyards - one on clay and two on granite - and is aged in larger oak. Spicy and complex, with wild strawberry flavours, plenty of tannic grip, bright acidity and a long, mineral-edged finish. 2018-24

Vinification Notes

30 – 50% whole bunches are sorted and then used in the bottom of an open tank. The rest of the grapes are all sorted, destemmed but not crushed and added to the tank on top of the whole bunches. Maximum healthy pre-ferment cold soak with a daily punch down and CO2 gas coverage are maintained. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in the tank and we allow maximum extended skin contact (approximately 4 weeks in total). Grapes are gently pressed and drained to old French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and the wine ages from vintage to vintage.