Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Motorcycle Marvel 2014

Colour: Dark, intense red.
Bouquet: An abundance of sweet spice, berry and dried fruit characters on the nose.
Palate: A rich and intense, full-bodied explosion of flavour with ripe and silky tannins and an excellent integration of fruit and wood with a hint of spice.

 

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

variety : Carignan | 48% Carignan, 21% Grenache, 22% Shiraz, 4% MourvĂ©dre, 5% Cinsaut
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Wilhelm Pienaar
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.82 % vol  rs : 2.32 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 5.77 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 10 to 15 years

The Motorcycle Marvel honours the legendary winemaker Günter Brözel, 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 Carignan (35%), Grenache (30%), Shiraz (25%) and Mourvédre (10%).

Background
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 spectrum of flavour.

in the vineyard : The Shiraz grapes were sourced from an award-winning block of trellised vines in the Philadelphia area, while the Carignan and Grenache came from old bush vines in Paarl. The Mourvèdre was grown in Darling and the Cinsaut grapes were sourced from dry-land bush vines in the Stellenbosch area.

in the cellar : 

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

Cellarmaster: Razvan Macici 

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