Nederburg Winemasters Noble Late Harvest 2016

Colour: Brilliant yellow with hints of gold.
Bouquet: Honey, tangerine, apricot and dried peach.
Palate: A subtle balance between acid and sugar with dried fruit and vanilla spice notes.

Excellent with pâtés, blue cheese, desserts, cakes, pastries and tarts.


variety : Muscat de Frontignan | 43% Muscat de Frontignan, 31% Chenin Blanc & 26% Grassa De Cotnari
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Natasha Boks
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 10.00 % vol  rs : 179.5 g/l g/l  pH : 3.27  ta : 7.64 g/l  
type : Dessert  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

Nederburg is one of South Africa's most awarded wineries, with a prize-winning pedigree, that stems from a culture of innovation and disciplined attention to detail. The wines are refreshing and richly fruited with bold flavours and structure. Their hallmark combination of contemporary, vibrant flavour and classical structure blends the best of both wolrds - the New and the Old. 

Range Background:
Nederburg's premium wines are accommodated in The Winemasters ensemble, named to honour the long-established tradition of winemaking excellence. These classically styled, food-friendly wines with refreshing fruit flavours, elegance and finesse, treasure the integrity of our grapes in every step of the wine-growing and winemaking journey. Every glass demonstrates an unwavering commitment to world-class vineyard and cellar skills.

 

in the vineyard : 

The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Durbanville and Paarl areas. The vines, situated some 120 m to160 m 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.

about the harvest: 

The botrytis cinerea (noble rot) grapes were strictly selected and harvested by hand at 35º to 40º Balling during May.

in the cellar : 

The fruit was destemmed in the cellar prior to pressing and then cool-fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 16ºC for a period of six weeks. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation, but rather put through a seperator to prevent fermentation from occurrring once the desired sugar level had been reached. The wine also did not undergo wood maturation. The wine was blended, stabilised and sterile-filtered before bottling.

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