Nitida Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

“Yummy” with a first impression of intense “ripe plum” fruit combining with fleeting “nutty-herb” At intervals “stylish gaminess” with “dark chocolate and Belgian toffee in a bottle” hit your mouth. Lots of velvety, fruit tannins for a stunning finish.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Nitida
winemaker : RJ Botha
wine of origin : Durbanville
analysis : alc : 14.19 % vol  rs : 2.2 g/l  pH : 3.76  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
1995: Decanter recommended wine
1997: Wine of the Month Club best Cabernet (November)
Wine magazine 4 star rating
1998: Veritas silver medal
Wine magazine 3 star rating
1999: Veritas silver medal
2000: Gold medal SA Young Wine Show

ageing : After a year in the bottle this wine is showing its true colours - lovely integrated berry fruit with harmonious tannins. It was worth the nerve-racking wait until mid April for full grape ripeness and the injection of mixed French coopers complements our style.

in the vineyard : Cultivar: 100%
Soil type: Hutton, Clovelly
Rootstock: R110
Age of the vines: 7 years
Plant density: 2400
Trellising: 3 wire perold
Pruning: Short bearer, Cordon
Yield: 5 tonnes /ha

in the cellar : 100% open fermenter, cap punched through by hand every 4 hours. Extended skin masceration before fermentating at 30 degrees to enhance cultivar flavours and maximise colour extraction.

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