David & Nadia, Aristargos 2018

David & Nadia, Aristargos 2018

Regular price R 380.00

'With Old vine Chenin blanc as our main focus, the Aristargos 2018 is yet again predominantly both Chenin blanc and Old Vines driven, with younger Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne blended in. Planting dates vary from 1960 until 2013. Granitic Paardeberg soils form the base of some Chenin blanc vineyards, the two Sémillons and Clairette blanche, while the Marsanne, one Viognier vineyard and more Chenin blanc grows in iron rich clay soils on the western side of Malmesbury, blended with more Viognier, Roussanne and more Chenin blanc from the northerly clay-rich soils, with finally the oldest Chenin blanc vineyard we work with dating back to 1962 planted in deep river bed sandy soils on underlying schist. Whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented, matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. The two Sémilllon vineyards were left on their skins for a week before being pressed and matured in a big very old 2 500 L foudré.' - David & Nadia