Cape Winemakers Guild

Nitida CWG Selection Shiraz 2004

The grapes for this wine come from a single vineyard on a North facing slope in the Durbanville hills. Durbanville’s cooler terroir imparts spicy, pepper, Rhone-style characters to its Shiraz fruit, characters which we intentionally protect and emphasise throughout our winemaking process. We hand pre-sort, so that only the ripe fruit is captured. We use only open fermenters, punching the cap through every 4 hours and fermenting at 28 degrees centigrade. With our beautiful fruit quality and soft tannin complexity, there is no need to use heavy new wood or American oak. The wine was matured in second fill French oak for 12 months and the wine picked for the CWG Auction was a selection of the best 2 barrels. Tasting Note: A rare example of pure Rhone-style Syrah, using hand picked and sorted grapes from a single vineyard nurtured in Nitida’s intimate cellar. An extremely masculine wine showing pepper and spice complexity around elegant cranberry fruit.

Winemaker: Bernhard Veller…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 100.00
  • Lowest: R 950.00
  • Average: R 988.00


  • Bottle Size 750
  • Case Size: 6 x 750
  • Cases Produced: 60
  • Cases Auctioned 50


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