Nitida Riesling 2018

Nitida Riesling 2018
Nitida Riesling 2018

This is just the prettiest packaging. I admire their beautiful label each time I see it.

Sadly, we’ve avoided these wines after a not so great tasting experience at their farm a few years ago. In fact, we left early after the first glass, having struggled to get any attention at the counter despite it being pretty quiet. Which meant missing out on this Riesling. I doubt we’ll go back again, but I will be picking up more of this Riesling.

A lovely lemon gold colour with so many aromatics - orange blossoms, rosewater, jasmine, limes, apricots, peaches, litchis, petrol and baking spices (nutmeg and cloves). 

The palate repeats the nose. Off dry, medium high acidity, medium body that’s kind of creamy with a lovely lingering finish. It’s a definite absolute 100% repurchase.


Balance (1) + Length (1) + Intensity (1) + Complexity (½) = A very good wine, though I may be biased because of my fondness for Riesling.

Can be drunk now, but has potential for further ageing.

Final Thoughts:

It’s interesting how an experience at a winetasting can affect your perception of the wines. It was one visit. We were all very excited to finally be able to taste at Nitida and had scheduled our winetasting adventures to Durbanville around visiting their winery. We’re ridiculously easy going, especially at the prospect of wine, and had driven outside of our usual winetasting paths to get there. I can’t stress enough how important the first encounter with a winery can be. It’s usually your first contact with the people behind the wines. Luckily, this is one of only a handful of less than welcoming experiences we’ve had while winetasting in the Cape. 

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