Nitida Shiraz 1998

Upfront plum flavours are balanced with a lovely smooth spicy/pepper finish. Smooth and elegant but maintains its flavours with food because of a well-balanced tannin structure.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winery : Nitida
winemaker : RJ Botha
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13,2 % vol  rs : 2,9 g/l  pH : 3,90  ta : 5,8 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the cellar : 100% open fermenter, cap punched through by hand every 4 hours. Fermentation at 30 degrees to enhance cultivar flavours and colour extraction. Controlled temperature manipulation during fermentation was used to bring the pepper and spice to the fore. A year in only 2nd and 3rd fill wood gives soft complementary tannins.

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