Nitida Pinotage 2008

Peaty herbs and eucalyptus meet sweet violets in a compote of stewed blueberries, soft cedarwood and firm but gentle tannins. The lovely, clean palate has a light eucalyptus character, which has become synonymous with the Nitida pinotage over the years.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Nitida
winemaker : RJ Botha
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 15.36 % vol  rs : 2.41 g/l  pH : 4.19  ta : 5.01 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : We regrafted most of our Pinotage block to Sauvignon Blanc in 2005, leaving a half a hectare to satisfy our very vocal supporters for this wine, from which we can make only 400 cases. The direct south easter, lack of irrigation and location of the vineyard make for very small berries in this vigorous block - small individual grape size and fairly low yield gives intense fruit flavour of black, red and blue berries.

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