Nitida Shiraz 2000

Like a gangster movie - “fall-off-your-chair powerful”, “big, lean and mean” and full of “leather”, “cigarbox”, and “smoky, spicy warmth”. “Fresh plums in the centre” balance the “white pepper”, “nutmeg” and “liquorice finish”.


variety : Shiraz | Shiraz
winery : Nitida
winemaker : RJ Botha
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 1.9 g/l  pH : 3.74  ta : 5.1 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Consistent firm tannin structure will work with the fruit to keep this wine fresh for a number of years to come, but well worth drinking now.

in the cellar : As is usual for us, we make this in a more Rhone style, emphasizing elegant spicy elements underpinned with good fruit. We stay away from the trendy heavy- (often American) wooded approach and only use 2nd fill barrels. The full ripeness of the grapes at harvest is reflected in deep fruit and spice flavours. 100% open fermenter, cap punched through by hand every 4 hours. Fermentation at 30°C to enhance flavours and colour extraction.

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