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2018 Nitida Sauvignon Blanc

Nitida 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Nitida

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Durbanville

State or country: South Africa

Price: $20

Cases produced: 3,500

KWG Score: 87.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 16, 2020

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa is a very good. It opens with an appealing ripe citrus bouquet along with some floral notes and a hint of ripe cantaloupe. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth, fresh and bright. The flavor profile features pink grapefruit, lemon and light pineapple with notes of apricots and tangerine. I also picked up some hints of light thyme and minerality. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors pleasantly linger. I would pair this South African Sauvignon Blanc with some grilled scallops wrapped in bacon. – Joe

Winemaker Notes: A flavor kaleidoscope of rosy strawberry and raspberry parfait with vibrant nasturtium and naartjie skin. A "wallop" of herbaceous coriander, rocket and nettles is the perfect foil for creamy dessert peach and nutty almond. Tasted with wild mushroom risotto and awakens a desire for ostrich and pecorino to impress.

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