Cape Winemakers Guild

Nitida Cellars Aureus 2009

Aureus is the culmination of years of working with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. First we ear-marked blocks for particular cultivar personality. These grapes were kept separate in the cellar and then subjected to another round of stringent selection post fermentation (in tank for Sauvignon Blanc and new French oak for Semillon). Finally this unique blend of 56% Sauvignon Blanc and 44% Semillon was put back into a 3rd fill 300 litre French barrel for a further 6 months, which we find completes and complements the wine’s integration. Tasting note: A beautifully balanced Bordeaux-style white blend which shows a magic integration of warm creamy honey and nut crunch with cool, crisp green apples. Impressions of dawn jasmine and quince evolve into seductive honeysuckle and loquat, tempting you into indulgence. Begs to be enjoyed with confit of duck or even a guinea fowl pot-roast. Could be habit forming with just about any food, however.

Winemaker: Bernhard Veller…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 200.00
  • Lowest: R 700.00
  • Average: R 980.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 60
  • Cases Auctioned 30


  • Alc: 13.85 vol%
  • RS: 1.80 g/l
  • TA: 5.80 g/l
  • pH: 3.44

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