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2018 Nitida Sauvignon Blanc

Producer: Nitida Wine Cellars
Country/Region: South Africa - Western Cape - Durbanville

A flavor kaleidoscope of rosy strawberry & raspberry parfait with vibrant nasturtium & naartjie skin. A "wallop" of herbaceous coriander, rocket & nettles is the perfect foil for creamy dessert peach & nutty almond.

Our label illustrations are hand drawn using inks made from our NITIDA tree leaves. Inspired by a Protea nitidus in our garden, they also feature local renosterveld plants and some of the creatures who share the farm with us. Inquisitive and majestic birds, adventurous and sometimes vicious mammals and a plethora of insects that make our corner of Durbanville renosterveld and special.

2018 Nitida Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2018
Grape Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc - 15 years old
ABV: 13.5%
Aging: Stainless Steel tanks - 4 months on the lees
Serving Temp: 50-55°F
Closure: Stelvin(Screwcap)
Production: 3,500 cases

Wine Making Notes:

After four of the driest seasons on record, our Sauvignon blanc vines experienced phenolic ripeness earlier than expected. This kept us on our toes to make sure that we spent a lot of time in the vineyards
tasting grapes rather looking at chemical analysis to get the picking dates correct. This resulted in concentrated fruity components with lower than normal alcohol levels.
Around 85% of the grapes for this wine is sourced from Nitida farm itself, with the balance coming from the neighbouring farms to bring more complexity to this example of Durbanville terroir.
The grapes were harvested in 25 different pickings over a time span of 6 weeks. This gives us a variety of building blocks to create a complex Sauvignon blanc that reflects the riper tropical fruit flavors of the 2018
harvest, with green undertones that is traditional from the Durbanville terroir.

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol: 13.69%
Residual Sugar: 1.5g/L
Total Acidity: 5.9g/L
pH: 3.40
Extract: 20.06g/L


Pairings:

Tasted with wild mushroom risotto, and awakens a desire for ostrich and pecorino to impress.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC code - case SRP/Unit
SA1EE492000SBS 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 02432 2 1 07 84585 02432 9 §14.99