With the Nitida menu special fast approaching, Franck and Pete decided it would be a good idea to take up an invitation from Nitida to take our staff on a field trip to the farm and learn more about the wines. With everybody safely stashed on the bus we were greeted by the friendly face of “Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year”, RJ Botha and co.
It was immediately evident that you don’t need an opulent cellar and vast, fancy rooms with row upon row of barrels and tanks to produce something truly special.
Nitida, one of the vineyards in the beautiful and historic Durbanville, owned by Bernhard Veller is currently producing wines that are very much on the Platter radar. Not surprising after the delicious Sauvignon Blancs as well as red and white blends and the Cabernet Sauvignon that we tasted.
RJ, who spent time in France and holds an Oenology degree from Stellies, came down on to our basic level and had everyone so excited about the wines. Sitting on the counter with his crocs swaying back and forth, our staff was mesmerised by his passion for the craft.
We were then treated to lunch at Cassia Restaurant where more delicious wine flowed in to our happy bellies. As if that was not enough, the down to earth crew then took some of the more daring ones back to the cellar to drink more (straight out of the barrels apparently)
Nitida has truely revitalised our interest in wine and rekindled our passion for our exciting wine and food pairings. THE FOODBARN LOVES NITIDA! THANK YOU!
The Foodbarn is proud to have the following five delicious Nitida wines on our menu:
Semillon 2010 R123/R41
Sauvignon Blanc 2011 R123/R41
Coronata (Semillon/sauvignon blanc) 2009 R180/R60
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 R135/R45
Calligraphy 2010 (Cab sav/ merlot/cab franc) R180.00/ R60
The majority of our wines are available by the carafe. A third of the bottle for a third of the price gives you the opportunity to taste a greater variety of wines.
Nitida Cellars 021 9761467