Nederburg Manor House Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Colour: Lime green.
Bouquet: An abundance of tropical and passion fruit, floral and flinty aromas.
Palate: A refreshing, full-bodied wine with very attractive flavours and a suitable finish.

Excellent served with light meals, seafood, salads and Thai dishes.

variety : Sauvignon Blanc | 100% Sauvignon Blanc
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Wim Truter
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 14.68 % vol  rs : 2.28 g/l  pH : 3.25  ta : 6.56 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Herbaceous  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

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 Paarl winery has earned five-star ratings for three wines in the 2012 edition of Platter's South African Wine Guide. Three five-star ratings is the highest number achieved by any producer in the new edition of the guide and Nederburg shares this distinction with two other wineries. In 2011, Nederburg was chosen as Platter's Winery of the Year, with an unprecedented five wines across the multi-tiered range earning five-star ratings. The winery brought home six gold and six best-in-class ratings from the 2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London and won two double gold and nine gold medals at the 2011 Veritas Awards, South Africa's National Wine Show. Nederburg was also awarded three trophies at the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards. 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.

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 entirely from Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

Vineyards
The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Darling, Ceres and Durbanville areas. The vines, planted between 1969 and 1998, are grown in Clovelly, Hutton, Tukulu and Oakleaf soils at altitudes ranging between 80m and 120m above sea level. Grafted onto nematode-resistant rootstock Richter 99 and 101-14, they received supplementary irrigation from a micro-irrigation system.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 23° to 24° Balling during February and March.

in the cellar : The different vineyard blocks were separately vinified to ensure their unique characteristics are expressed. After crushing the grapes, the juice was lightly pressed and next clarified before fermentation. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 15° C for a period of 10 days and left on the yeast lees for a short period to ensure an optimal structure.

Cellar Master: Razvan Macici | Winemaker: Wim Truter

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