Nitida Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Scumptious with attitude. Herby, cactus leaf, minty variant. Olive tapenade finished with peppadews and fresh parsely. Ever present mulberry and greengage fruit, hinting of Turkish delight. A considered wine. Try with Portugese food, Prego rolls or giblets.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Nitida
winemaker : RJ Botha
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 13.82 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.84  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Our bottom vineyard is really producing stunning grapes.The Cabenet was planted on special rootstock to ensure an early ripeness in our cool climate, and with harvest the berries were perfectly ripe, even the stems of the bunches were a perfect dark red. Lots of leaf plucking on the south side, to open up the entire canopy allowing more sunlight and better ripening – which increases bud fertility for years to come.

about the harvest: A very low yield with small bunches and very small berries – better skin to juice ratio for better falvour and tannin structure. Hand harvested in lug boxes.

in the cellar : The wine was fermented in open fermenters with a combination of punchdowns, pumpovers and “delestages” to extract the lovely, elegant Durbanville tannin. After fermentation the wine spent another 4 weeks on the skins before we pressed and racked it to barrels. The wine was matured for 12 moths in 1st, 2nd and 3rd fill French oak.

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