Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Motorcycle Marvel 2010

Colour Dark, intense red.
Bouquet An abundance of spicy, peppery berry and sweet fruit characters.
Palate A rich and intense, full-bodied explosion of flavour with ripe and silky tannins and an excellent integration between fruit and wood.

Outstanding with roasts, barbecued steaks, spicy chicken andintensely-flavoured pasta dishes.

variety : Grenache [ Grenache, Carignan, Shiraz ]
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Wilhelm Pienaar
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.74 % vol  rs : 3.24 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.38 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver Outstanding
in the vineyard : The Motorcycle Marvel honours the legendary winemaker Günter Br?zel, who wascellar master at Nederburg from 1956 to 1989. He played a leading role in buildingNederburg’s reputation as the most awarded winery in South Africa. A maven anda maverick, he is known for his exceptionally high standards. Getting around ona 250cc BSA motorcycle, he checked on everyone and everything to ensure hisexacting demands were met. In 1985, he became the first in South Africa to earn theInternational Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of the Year Award. He wasa great pioneer and created the first South African noble late harvest wine, Edelkeur,which was launched at the first Nederburg Auction in 1975 and to this day is soldexclusively through this channel. He is an icon in South African winemaking andhas been a major source of inspiration for current cellar master Razvan Macici.

This Rhône-style blend includes Grenache, Carignan and Shiraz as well as a smallpercentage of Mourvèdre and Cinsaut.

Award-winning winemaker Razvan Macici has created a selection oflimited-edition, affordably priced gourmet wines available exclusively through specialtywine shops and restaurants. Each of the wines is individually named and has been madeto honour some of the major figures in South African winemaking who have been asource of inspiration to him.

Every one of these wines has been made with a focus on innovation, whether in terms oftechnique or choice of varietal to offer wine lovers a greater and more nuanced spectrumof flavour.

The Shiraz grapes were sourced from an award-winning block of trellisedvines in the Philadelphia area, while the Carignan and Grenache came from old bushvines in Paarl. The Mourvèdre was grown in Darling and the Cinsaut grapes weresourced from dryland bush vines in the Stellenbosch area.

in the cellar : The grapes were hand-sorted at the cellar and then fermented on theskins in open fermenters. Extended skin contact was allowed after fermentation. Thewine was matured for 24 months in 300- and 500- litre second and third-fill Frenchand Romanian oak barrels. No new wood was used to ensure a delicate extraction ofcolour and flavour.

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