ak Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
“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.”
instantly recognisable mince-pie fruit, voluptuous and velvet smooth, cinnamon, cloves, currants and raisins, lightly wrapped in chocolate
Grapes picked from Altydgedacht vineyards as the quality from our now virus infected vineyards had deteriorated to such a degree that we could not bottle it under the Nitida label. We have replanted Cabernet on the lower slopes of the farm for future years, this has allowed us to now select more appropriate soils with a different rootstock which aids earlier ripening - facilitating optimal ripening in our cool climate environment. The 2006 was picked during a very dry spell but we still managed to get the grapes into the cellar before the vines showed excessive stress.