Nitida Semillon Cape Town
South Africa - Western Cape

Vibrantly fresh fruit aromas entice your senses as you’re introduced to sweet and crispy honeycomb on your palate. Hints of oak are present on the nose, yet leaves you searching for it amongst the dance of mango and capsicum notes, adding to your ever-growing curiosity to discover the hidden layers of this full mouthfeel. Find yourself craving peaches and cream dessert whilst savoring a glass of a great Semillon.

Wine Type
100% Semillon
Age of vines
15 years average
Soil type
The Semillon grapes were left on the vine as long as possible to achieve full ripeness that gives the wine the distinctive flavor. As with Sauvignon blanc, an reductive approach is taken, using dry ice to limit the juice and wine's exposure to oxygen ensuring the retention of the volatile flavor compounds.
After settling, 70% of the juice was fermented in 80% new French oak barrels. The wine was fermented cold in order to achieve the longest possible fermentation. After fermentation the wine was left on the lees for six months with regular batonnage that resulted in a full and rich wine.
200 (9-liter cases)

The touch of new oak suggests a need for creamy moules marinieres or even juicy lemon butter Tiger prawns.

Producer Information: Nitida

Nitida Farm Winery is located in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley. Owners Bernhard & Peta Veller purchased the land in 1990, and the first vines were planted two years ...
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