Nederburg is one of South Africa’s most awarded wineries, with a prize-winning pedigree that stems from a culture of innovation and disciplined attention to detail. The wines are richly fruited with bold flavours and structure, and range from exclusive, micro-edition offerings for the connoisseur to wines styled for everyday enjoyment. Their hallmark combination of contemporary, vibrant flavour and classical structure blends the best of both worlds – the New and the Old. Multi-talented cellar-master Andrea Freeborough leads the team of highly-skilled Nederburg winemakers who work closely under her direction.
Nederburg’s premium wines are accommodated in The Winemasters ensemble, named to honour the long-established tradition of winemaking excellence. These classically styled, food-friendly wines with refreshing fruit flavours, elegance and finesse, treasure the integrity of our grapes in every step of the wine-growing and winemaking journey. Every glass demonstrates an unwavering commitment to world-class vineyard and cellar skills.
This wine is made from a blend of equal parts of Carignan and Grenache.
The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Durbanville, Paarl and Darling areas. The vines, ranging in age from 10 to 15 years and situated on mostly south to south-westerly facing slopes, received supplementary drip irrigation. Grafted onto phylloxera-resistant rootstocks Richter 99 and 101, the vines yielded an average of 8 to 10 tons
The grapes were harvested by hand at 22º to 24º Balling during February and March. After settling, the clean juice was racked prior to fermentation and inoculated. Once fermentation was under way, the fermenting juice was transferred to a combination of new and older wood, where the wine remained on the lees for a period of six months.