Nitida Coronata 2018
Barrel fermented Semillon gives this blend a smooth palate, merging seamlessly with the crisp Sauvignon Blanc, coming through with notes of lime cordial and hints of fresh coconut on the finish. The velvety feel of this wine begs to be paired with a rich and creamy mushroom risotto.
Our Coronata Integration epitomizes the uniqueness of Durbanville’s terroir and reflects the ability of South Africa to produce world class white blends. The Coronata is comprised of 48% Semillon – fermented in new French oak barrels allowing for a richer, fuller, rounder and more fruity wine and 52% Sauvignon blanc – fermented in stainless steel to retain the freshness and vibrancy of Sauvignon blanc. After fermentation the wine is blended and moved back to barrel to mature on the fine lees for another eight months in seasoned 300L French oak barrels of which one third new oak. This ensures a harmonious integration of the two components.
Named after the beautiful protea, P. Coronata, the Semillon in the blend represents the yellow core of the flower that is cupped by the green petals that represent the Sauvignon blanc in the blend.