NITIDA THE TINKERY 2017

TASTING NOTES

Effortless harmony. Fresh jasmine introduces a silky synthesis of fruit and spice tangerines, peach, apricot and subtle cumin, so” cinnamon and fennel in delighted symmetry. Another Danie masterpiece. Worth visiting frequently between mouthfuls of tapas.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

This is our experimental label. To “Tinker” for us means to use invention and experimentation on to achieve innovation. The Tinkery will be where we have fun, and most likely colour outside the lines, stretch our creative muscles and make a little magic. We will have a wine called The Tinkery every year, but no two Tinkers will be alike.

For the 2017 Tinkery we decided on having a go at making a truly South African version of the Northern Rhone cultivar Viognier. The grapes come from a vineyard with northerly facing slopes from the cooler Durbanville area. The grapes where whole bunch pressed and settled overnight. Fermentation and maturation took place in old 300L French oak barrels for 8 months. The wine received a light filtration prior to bottling.

 

ANALYSIS

Cultivar: 100% Viognier

Vine: 13 yrs

Root Stock: mainly R110

Wood: 100% new French oak

Alcohol: 14.55%

Sugar: 3.1 g/l

Acid: 6.4 g/l

pH: 3.36

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