Nederburg Manor House Shiraz 2010

Colour: Deep red
Bouquet: An abundance of prunes, plums and cherries with pencil shaving and oak spice aromas.
Palate: Flavours of ripe plums, cherries and dark chocolate with a good tannic structure.

Excellent on its own or served with Mediterranean meat dishes such as spicy lamb, souvlaki, kebabs or traditional roasts, oxtail and barbecued steaks.

variety : Shiraz [ 100% Shiraz ]
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Wilhelm Pienaar
wine of origin : Paarl
analysis : alc : 14.73 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.62  ta : 5.28 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

2013 Decanter World Wine Awards - Commended Medal

ageing : Although accessible when still young, this wine has a good maturation potential of seven to ten years.

in the vineyard : Background
Tradition and talent blend with passion, precision and patience at Nederburg, where classically structured wines are made with vibrant fruit flavours. Nederburg’s hallmark combination of fruit and finesse continues to be rewarded around the world. The winery was recently chosen as the Winery of the Year in the Platter South African Wine Guide, with an unprecedented five of its wines across the multi-tiered range earning five-star ratings in the 2011 edition. Nederburg also triumphed in Australia at the 2010 Tri Nations Wine Challenge, winning the trophy for top
dessert wine. It was also awarded the trophy for the most successful producer on the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in 2008 and again in 2009 and produced the winning Shiraz in the 2008 Lexus WINE Shiraz Challenge. These are just some of the many accolades earned by Nederburg where hand-crafted, micro-cuvées for specialist winelovers and beautifully balanced and accessible wines for everyday enjoyment are made with equal commitment.

As Distell's biggest wine brand, Nederburg is exported to key global markets in the UK, Europe and North America, where it is steadily building a presence and reputation for classically styled wines with fruit-rich flavours. Its growing success as a global lifestyle brand is the result of an extensive infrastructure that includes ongoing viticultural research, implementation of pioneering vineyard practices, sourcing of top-quality grapes; major investment in cellar facilities and an international marketing and distribution network.

Razvan Macici heads the team as Nederburg cellarmaster. He is supported by two winemakers who work closely under his direction. They are Wilhelm Pienaar, who produces the red wines and Tariro Masayiti, who makes the whites.

The Manor House Collection
Nederburg’s landmark Manor House that forms the centerpiece of our famous Paarl winery is the inspiration for our hand-made, varietal, "best of best" collection produced from top-performing vineyards. The right of first selection belongs to Manor House. Our viticultural and winemaking teams work jointly to identify fruit in each vineyard for the collection. Hand-picked grapes that stand out for their fine balance of fruit, acid and sugar, for their exceptional concentration and depth of aromas and flavours are reserved for Manor House wines. This wine is made from 100% Shiraz grapes.

The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Paarl, Durbanville, Philadelphia and Stellenbosch regions. The vineyards are situated on south to south-westerly facing slopes, at altitudes of 60m to 80m above sea level. Grafted onto nematode-resistant rootstock Richter 99, R110 and 101-114, the vines grow under dryland conditions and receive supplementary irrigation by means of an overhead sprinkler system.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand and machine at 24° Balling during February and March.

in the cellar : The fruit was crushed and then cool-fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for a period of two weeks at between 25° C and 28° C. After malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in new-, second- and third-fill wood for a period of 12 to 18 months.

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