Suzanne Coetzee is our Winemaker. Having worked as a winemaker and in the industry for more than 15 years as well as travelling extensively abroad, she is passionate about creating wines with a sense of place. Her motto in winemaking is to preserve and enhance what is already there in the grapes.
Welcome To Nuiba
Nuiba is not just a word; it’s also not just a wine.. Nuiba is a place. It is a farm in Namibia where I grew up and where I found who I am; it symbolizes the real me. It’s where I learned what it is to be thankful for rain, how to wake up early and go to the sheep paddock to let them out for the day; where I learned how to bake bread in a coal stove and that the stars are much brighter when there is no electricity – that you need to be careful of scorpions at night when walking barefoot and that one can hunt but that you also have to preserve the wildlife on your farm; it’s where I learned to be creative and to plan the week’s meals wisely because supplies are only fresh once a week. It’s is where the silence can be so overpowering; and where you learn to spend evenings together around a fire instead of a TV, where time sometimes stands still and one can breathe.. it is a place where my heart escapes to in my dreams…
My winemaking philosophy is to retain the primary grape flavours and to interfere as little as possible during the winemaking process. I ferment in open fermenters and do as many punchdowns as we can, afterwich the wines are sent to older barrels for malolactic fermentation and ageing.
My wines are made from Piekenierskloof grapes. Piekenierskloof is a very unique area where most of the vines are bush vines and planted in dryland conditions. The result is small berries with high concentrations and very unique flavour profiles.
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Nuiba First Post
Made from Stellenbosch grapes, the grapes were basket pressed. The Semillon was fermented in barrel and spent 7 months in barrel on the thick lees before blended with unwooded Sauvignon Blanc. It should develop beautifully over the next two years. Shows crisp acidity and beautiful complexity.
Nuiba Second Post
These Shiraz grapes come from the slopes of the Simonsberg in Paarl which is the perfect growing region for Shiraz. It was basket pressed and did malolactic in barrel while spending a further 12 months in older barrels. It has plush red fruit, with oak in support – but not detracting from the primary Shiraz fruit flavours. With grippy tannins, it can be enjoyed with a saucy steak or spicy curry.
Nuiba Third Post
A Cape blend made from 100% Piekenierskloof grapes. These grapes were carefully selected with Pinotage from 35+ year old bush vines as well as Cab being from bush vines. Piekenierskloof fruit is unique and shows nowhere to be found richness. The wine has an intense fruit driven character with notes of plums and cherries. The Cab gives the wine enough grip to ensure beautiful ageing while the Grenache gives the wine finesse. Enjoy with rich dishes like oxtail or lamb shank.
Nuiba Fourth Post
A first of its kind! These two Bordeaux varietals make the perfect match for this unique Rose style wine. Grapes are from Stellenbosch origin and the wine was fermented in third fill barrels giving it complexity and mouthfeel while still maintaining its fruity flavours as well as freshness.
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