Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Anchorman 2015

Colour: Brilliant with a golden hue.
Bouquet: Reminiscent of ripe fruits, especially apricots and oranges, with floral hints and traces of raisin and spice.
Palate: Well-balanced, fresh and fruity with a beautiful minerality and an excellent structure.

Great with fish, poultry, veal, pasta and salads.

variety : Chenin Blanc | Chenin Blanc/ Grenache
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Natasha Boks
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.11 % vol  rs : 4.32 g/l  pH : 3.26  ta : 5.99 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

The Heritage Heroes is a gourmet collection of handmade, ultra-premium wines, each individually named to honour a personality who has played a role in shaping Nederburg's history and reputation.

The Anchorman is named for Nederburg’s founder, Philippus Wolvaart, who bought the farm in 1791 and planted Chenin blanc, amongst other varietals. He had the vision and courage to tame a wilderness and grow great wine. His fingerprints are still on every wine we make.

in the vineyard : 
The Chenin fruit was sourced from old, low-yielding, dry-land bush vines in Wellington and Darling, while the Grenache blanc comes from trellised vines in Franschhoek.

in the cellar : One portion of fruit was fermented in second- and third-fill 300-litre and 500-litre barrels. A second component was fermented in stainless-steel tanks, while athird was fermented in very old, large vats and the remainder involved a fermentationtechnique usually reserved for red wines. Called carbonic maceration, whole bunches which are neither crushed nor pressed, are allowed to ferment spontaneously. The resultant wine tends to be light and fruity. This technique was chosen for the freshness it would impart to the wine. After malolactic fermentation, the various components were kept on the lees for nine months prior to final blending and bottling.

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