WILD CHILD 2021

Each sip truly an exciting experience. Berries, peaches & citrus fuse with
guava, granadilla and tropical fruit to bring this wild, barrel fermented
wine to life. End a lovely summers day with crispy pork belly drizzled
with pancetta mustard sauce and a glass of our Wild Child.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

Durbanville Sauvignon blanc is characterized by complex thiol (granadilla, guava flavors) and pyrazine (grassy, herbaceous, vegetative flavors) flavour compounds.

Durbanville is also considered to be home to some of South Africa’s best Sauvignon blanc sites due to the high clay content of our soils. The strong southwesterly winds during November serve to naturally thin our crops ensuring greater flavour concentration and fruit expression. Intermitted rainfall helps limit water stress and ensure optimal ripening.

The grapes for Wild Child all come from different sights at Nitida that were picked at different ripeness levels to best express the terroir that is Nitida Sauvignon blanc.

Grapes were handpicked early in the morning to retain the crisp fruit flavors. They go straight into the press and only the free run juice is used. The different components are cold fermented (12 – 14˚ C) in French oak barrels and stainless-steel tanks and then left on the lees for four months to enhance the typical varietal characters. The final wine consists of 63% barrel fermented (19% 1st fill barrels) and 37% tank fermented Sauvignon blanc.

ANALYSIS

Cultivar: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13%
Sugar: 6.6g/l
Acid: 5.9g/l
pH: 3.47

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