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PINOTAGE 2017

BACKGROUND

NEDERBURG

The Winemasters

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. Multi-talented cellar-master Andrea Freeborough leads the Nederburg team of highly-skilled winemakers who work closely under her direction.This wine is made from Pinotage grapes.

THE RANGE

The Winemasters ensemble, comprising a top-quality range of varietal offerings, is named to honour the Paarl winery’s long-established tradition of winemaking excellence. These classically styled, food-friendly wines with abundant fruit flavours, elegance and finesse, treasure the integrity of the grapes in every step of the wine-growing and winemaking journey. Every drop demonstrates an unwavering commitment to world-class vineyard and cellar skills.
This wine is made from Pinotage grapes.

THE VINEYARDS

The grapes were sourced from vineyards in and around the Western Cape. The viticulturist works hand-in-hand with the grape growers in managing each vineyard block to ensure the best quality fruit for this wine. The different microclimates and soil types associated with each vineyard add to the complexity of the wine.

THE WINEMAKING

The grapes were harvested by hand and machine at 23º to 24,5º Balling from the end of January to mid-February. They were crushed and cool-fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks at 25ºC to 28ºC for approximately two weeks. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in contact with selected French and American oak for a period of 12 months.

WINEMAKER

Samuel Viljoen.

CELLARMASTER

Andrea Freeborough.