Wine and Co - Elpidios and opening times...
After a very long year full of surprises, expectations and disappointments, we are delighted to be able to return to our 'normal' opening times! We hope this continues so we can share our new finds with you every day of the year.
Our shop hours:
Monday to Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: 10am - 4pm
Please note that our website does not show the complete range of wine that we have in stock, so please do contact us if you are looking for something not listed online.
This week we have the 2018 Elpidios from David and Nadia Sadie...
DAVID AND NADIA ELPIDIOS
David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project where they focus on a spectrum of organic, old and dry land bush vine vineyards from different areas with different soil types throughout the Swartland, farmed by like-minded people. They are members of the Swartland Independent Producers and in the vineyard, they aim for biological farming, and in the cellar work as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. They believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.
The 2017 vintage of Elpidios was the first vintage where Grenache was the leading variety. The 2018 Elpidios follows the same route and that is our aim for the future as well, for Elpidios to remain a Grenache based blend. Adding to the list of firsts: the 2018 vintage for the first time also contains a component (25% to be exact) fermented and aged in concrete, the Syrah. Along with the concrete vessel, the wine is also matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels and a 2 700 L foudre (Pinotage). The Elpidios is produced in similar fashion as our main Grenache in terms of long, gentle extraction, the use of 50% on average whole bunches and then pressed off. After bottling, the wine is aged in bottle for 18 months before release. This vintage is again, based on grapes grown in granite soils from the Paardeberg, blended with structured shale/schists from the east, clay rich soils from the north and iron mixed soils from the west. (info from David and Nadia's website).
Blend: Grenache (33%), Syrah (31%), Carignan (12%), Cinsaut (12%) and Pinotage (12%).
Total production: 5 800 bottles.
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Have you ever heard about a great wine but could never find a bottle for yourself (to share with friends, of course)? Well, the team at Wine & Company do all the hard work for you! We visit wine farms and attend tastings to find, taste, and then stock wine from the smaller Estates and independent winemakers who buy grapes and produce outstanding wine under their own labels – much the same as the French negociants have been doing for centuries. Given that these winemakers make wine in such small quantities, sometimes just a single barrel, their wine will never be found on the shelves of the major retailers, but only in specialist shops like Wine & Company on High Street, Hermanus.
In addition to the great selection of well-known wines and MCC's, we also stock local craft gin and beer, French Champagne, La Trappe Trappist Ales as well as whisky and other spirits. Wine & Company (established in 1998 by Bartho Eksteen) has a well-earned reputation for stocking hard-to-find small-batch wines and we strive to continue this great tradition. If you purchase a bottle of wine from us and it is faulty or you are not satisfied with the quality, we will gladly replace the bottle and return the faulty wine to the winemaker.
Feel free to contact Wine & Company if you need a particular wine and we will do our best to source it for you. We are also able to ship wine locally and to most countries so do ask about international shipping.