Nederburg have done it again and walked away with yet another award for one of their wines.
The Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve 2006 has just won the Lexus Shiraz Challenge Award for 2008.
Now this win and the indeed the wine is significant in a number of ways, some of which I will list for you now:
- A big producer, producing award winning wines in large volumes (great, great news for the industry)
- The wine retails for only R50 – making it very accessible
- Romanian Oak was used in the aging process imparting “an aromatic character and cinnamon and clove flavours” – very interesting indeed.
- The largest proportion of the grapes for the wine came from eight-year-old vines in Philadelphia
(north of Durbanville, off the N7 en route to Malmesbury) – I have never even heard of this region before.
Well I’m off to the shops to find me a bottle so that I can report back on how good it is.
Well done to cellarmaster Razvan Macici and his team for completely transforming Nederburg into an award winning estate again.
All we need now is for those large volumes of wine to find their way onto the supermarket shelves of foreign lands to seriously lift the reputation of everyday drinking South African wine to the level it deserves.
Website : Nederburg
For more info on South African wines visit : The Cru
Read about Nederburg’s recent Old Mutual Trophy victory here
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- SA Wine Harvest 2008
- Carbon neutral wine from South Africa
- SA wines shine at London International Wine Fair
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