al Pinotage 1999
“What a lucky year for us! Our beautiful daughter Pier was born, Jacus Marais joined our team and of course, we invented the first SA Cellar-door wine club, the Nitida Premium Wine Club.”
Full of cool climate character - flashes of “eucalyptus on the nose” and “mint in the mouth” “Not for the faint-hearted” with big tannin structure and “concentrated red and black berried fruit” Lovely soft wood lets the fruit speak for itself
Pre-fermentation cold-soak gives nuttiness and good colour 100% open fermenter, cap punched through by hand every 4 hours. Fermentation at 30 degrees to enhance cultivar flavours and colour extraction. Pressed off-dry to avoid usual cultivar bitter traits before fermentation completed in closed tanks.