NITIDA CALLIGRAPHY 2017
One of a kind – Baked cherries, blueberries and slight cherry tomato honour classic blends of the season. A tall dark soul with touches of cheeky red fruit suggests a pan-seared sirloin, medium rare with Cafe de Paris, only to be found at Cassia Restaurant.
Great wine is made in the vineyard’, this being ever-true in the case of Bordeaux varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The Calligraphy’s meticulous leaf removal around the bunch zone allowed for improved sunlight penetration, thus ensuring optimal ripening and colour and flavour development.
The Cape’s many winds served to further reduce our yields ensuring optimal fruit concentration. After selective hand- harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed and individual berries are sorted across a vibrating table ensuring only the best grapes make their way to fermentation tanks.
Fermentation take place in open-top fermenters with punch-downs every four hours ensuring optimal colour, tannin and flavour extraction. The wine is then matured in 100% French oak (38% new oak) for twelve months followed by light filtration prior bottling.
Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (25%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Petit Verdot (7%)
Vine: 14 yrs
Root Stock: R110
Wood: 100 % French Oak, 38 % new oak