Nederburg’s core range of varietal and blended wines is an expression of its proud
legacy of winemaking excellence, dating back to 1791. These classically styled,
foodfriendly 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.
The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Durbanville and Paarl areas. The vines,
situated some 120m to 160m above sea level and planted between 1984 and 1993, are
grown in Tukulu and Oakleaf soils. Grafted onto nematode-resistant rootstock Richter
99, the vines received supplementary irrigation.
The botrytis cinerea (noble rot) grapes were strictly selected and harvested by hand at
35º to 40º Balling during April. The fruit was destemmed in the cellar prior to pressing,
given extended skin contact and then cool-fermented in temperature controlled
stainless-steel tanks at 16°C. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation, but
rather put through a separator to prevent fermentation from occurring once the desired
sugar and alcohol levels had been reached. The wine also did not undergo wood
maturation. The wine was blended, stabilised and sterile-filtered before bottling.