“Thank goodness! Another good weather year, plus available irrigation and the introduction of “coccidoxenoides perminutes” for mealy bug control saw the vineyards returning to health. Bernhard auctioned his first CWG wines. The Deli and Event facility was built below the cellar and Cassia was put on the planning board. Henriette joined us on the marketing side. Nitida joined the World Wide Web. The Durbanville Water Pipeline was completed. On the wine side, we bought our own labelling line, our experimental white blend went back in to wood after blending and we picked a tiny crop off the new Cabernet block. Woolworths released the first Nitida Sauvignon Blanc Limited Release.”
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2010 Michelangelo Silver, 4 stars Wine magazine; 2009 Michelangelo Double Gold (club select) and Gold (standard range) AND BEST PRODUCER ON SHOW, Bartho Eksteen Top 10 SA, Wine Magazine Top 10 (4½ stars); 2008 Michelangelo silver, Veritas gold; 2007 Michelangelo silver, Top 10 wine Bartho Eksteen International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, Wine Magazine Top 10, Veritas gold; 2005 Michelangelo gold; 2004 Bartho Eksteen - joint 3rd, Veritas silver(’04) (gold ‘05), Platter 4½ stars; 2003 SAA 1st class listing, Fairbairn silver, Veritas gold; 2002 Veritas double gold, Club 500 cultivar winner, International Wine Challenge - silver; 2001 SAA listing; International wine challenge - bronze, best in Wine mag. cultivar tasting (only 4 star wine), Winning wine Bartho Eksteen International; 2000 SAA 1st class listing, Veritas silver medal; 1999 Veritas gold medal, Bartho Eksteen International shootout 6th, Wine magazine - top 7 wines; 1998 Veritas silver medal; 1997 Michelangelo International - silver medal, Veritas silver medal; SAA Long-haul listing; 1996 Veritas silver medal; 1995 Veritas double gold medal.
Definitive cultivar personality shows cascading flavours of fresh green apples mushy peas, full fig and honeysuckle finishes with green peppers and firm acids. A winner in its class. Enjoy with salad, salmon or as a aperitif on its own.
2006 is considered one of the best harvest for Sauvignon Blanc in a long time. Optimum weather conditions resulted in the the slow ripeness of grapes, increasing fruit intensity. Innovative cellar techniques have further enhanced tropical characters
95% sauv bl 5% sem
7yrs - 12yrs
av 10 tonnes/ha