2015 Nitida Calligraphy

21.25 17.56
Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region South Australia
Appellation Cape Town
Winery Nitida
Year 2015
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2020 - 2028
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Good wine is made in the vineyard', which is always true and so also for these Bordeaux varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that the Calligraphy is made of. The meticulous defoliation of the calligraphy around the forest zone allowed for better sunlight penetration, ensuring optimal ripening, color and flavor development.

The Cape winds further reduced yields and ensure optimum fruit concentration and health without the need for chemical interventions. After selective harvesting by hand, the grapes are destemmed and the individual berries are sorted on a vibrating table so that only the best grapes find their way into fermentation tanks.

Fermentation takes place in open-top fermenters with punch-downs every four hours ensuring optimal color, tannin and flavor extraction. The wine is then aged for 12 months in 100% French oak (38% new oak), followed by light filtration and then bottled

The Nitida Calligraphy is a South African Pomerol. Powerful and seductive, juicy and tight Merlot-dominated wine with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc plus Petit Verdot. In the glass a beautiful sparkling ruby red color with cherries, blueberries and light cherry tomatoes on the nose and deep earthy chocolate tones. Well balanced with fine grained tannins and well integrated oak and a sublime length. For the wine lover, just have a blind taste, possibly together with his French counterpart and then take a look. 91/100 Tim Atkins.

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region South Australia
Appellation Cape Town
Winery Nitida
Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2015
Drinking as of 2020
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 91
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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