The Handmade Nitida way
Although not intentionally award driven, there is no denying the status of this tiny family owned Durbanville cellar.
Bernhard insists that Nitida wines are as good as they are because we don't aim our skills at winning awards but rather at producing real, honest beautiful wines in a style that we love to drink as much as it seems our customers do.
To achieve this, we always work with intense care, following a very traditional and personal approach during the winemaking process.
Our vineyards are frequently visited and individually managed by hand, we pick and sort our grapes by hand. Our punch through system, while automated, is designed to emulate the traditional hand-punch method and, when we do use more modern technology, like our presses and pumps, this is always personally micro-managed. The bottom line is that Nitida people believe in getting their hands “dirty”.
“We can rely on enviable Durbanville fruit for impact and develop the wine's complexity around it”. Nitida's wines are elegant without being insipid, bold without being aggressive and high quality without being over-wooded.