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David & Nadia - Siebritskloof Pinotage 2016

Information

  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Swartland
  • Wine Maker: David & Nadia Sadie
  • Grape: Pinotage
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinotage
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2021
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2015) VS: 91 (2015) JR: 17 (2016) TA: 91 (2016) GS: 93 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

Pretty red fruit and floral aromas with an undercurrent of fine, grippy tannins and fresh herbs. Picked extremely early, even before the whites, the Pinotage kicks off the harvest every year, avoiding the heatwaves that often follow later.

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

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)88 pts

The 2015 Pinotage comes from non-irrigated vines planted in the early 1990s in the Paardeberg Mountains. It offers brambly red berry fruit on the nose, undergrowth, fern and light granite-like aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, fine acidity, winding back a little on the second half to create a more rustic, but quite complex finish that leaves traces of black pepper on the aftertaste. Enjoy this Pinotage over the next 4-6 years.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)91 pts

Bright medium red. Captivating herbal, brushy lift to the aromas of strawberry, nutmeg and dried flowers; very distinctive Pinotage from a region not known for the variety. This wine's perfumed spicy lift reminds me of Rhône varieties like Syrah and Mourvèdre. Juicy, floral red berry fruits are framed by brisk acidity and accented by a suggestion of blood orange. Not at all a fat style but quite penetrating and delineated. I'd love to slip this silky, highly distinctive Pinotage into a blind tasting far from South Africa--but of what category of wines? Finishes with firm-edged, tongue-dusting tannins and excellent lift.

JancisRobinson.com (2016)17 pts

Planted on the highest slopes of the Paardebosch farm in the Paardeberg. Dry-farmed bushvines planted in the 1990s on granite mountain soils. These Pinotage vines are early ripening and are harvested early enough to escape the heat waves of the Swartland during the rest of harvest. Long, delicate extraction during fermentation and matured for eleven months in older French oak barrels. Total production 8,265 bottles. pH 3.75, RS 2.4 g/l, TA 5.2 g/l. Yield 4 t/ha, TSO2 83 mg/l. Pinot Noir pale in colour, and delicate on the nose – ever so slightly floral, ever so slightly bloody. Almost ethereal on the palate! Roses, pomegranate, sculpted by acidity and paper-fine crackling tannins. Almost Pinot Noir-like on the palate… Hauntingly beautiful. The most stunning Pinotage I have ever tasted in my life. Not in a million years would I have said, tasting this blind, that it was Pinotage. Hard to know how or if it will age, it's so untypical, but does it really matter? It's delicious now. (TC)

Tim Atkin (2016)91 pts

Unirrigated bush vines on the Paardebosch farm supply the grapes for this granite-grown Pinotage. With 10% whole bunches, it spent three weeks on skins in total before ageing in older, larger oak containers. Tangy, bright and refreshing, it’s at the crunchier, pomegranatelike end of the spectrum. 2018-24

Greg Sherwood MW (2016)93 pts

From two single vineyards. Dark Broody nose, leafy, sappy black plum and black berry fruits. Partial large oak aged portion. Fine sleek polished texture, cool and elegant. Impressive focus and tension but also a beautifully precise finish with sappy sweet tannins, crunchy berry fruit concentration and a saline, briney twist.

Vinification Notes

Planted on the highest slopes of the Paardebosch farm, in the Paardeberg, these dry-land farmed bush wines were planted in the 1990’s. Starting every season with the harvesting of Pinotage, these early ripening grapes allow for great freshness to be achieved as it escaped the heat waves of the Swartland during the rest of harvest. Long, but delicate extraction during fermentation and then matured for only eleven months in older French oak barrels.