Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Motorcycle Marvel 2017

Dark, intense red. An abundance of sweet spice, berries, dates and a hint of tobacco leaf and pepper. A rich and intense, full-bodied wine with ripe and silky tannins. Excellent integration of fruit and wood with a hint of spice.

Outstanding with roasts, barbecued steaks, spicy chicken and intensely flavoured pasta dishes.

variety : Carignan [ 42% Carignan, 25% Grenache, 23% Shiraz, 7% Mourvèdre, 3% Cinsaut ]
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Samuel Viljoen
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.71 % vol  rs : 2.11 g/l  pH : 3.39  ta : 6.38 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

The Heritage Heroes collection of individually named, hand-made gourmet wines, honours some of the legends who have shaped Nederburg and its history as one of South Africa's most awarded wineries. Every one of these wines has been made with a focus on innovation, whether in terms of technique or choice of varietal, to offer wine lovers a greater and more nuanced spectrum of flavour. The Motorcycle Marvel, a Rhône-style red blend, honours the legendary winemaker Günter Brӧzel, who was cellar-master at Nederburg from 1956 to 1989. He played a leading role in building Nederburg’s reputation as the most awarded winery in South Africa. A maven and a maverick, he is known for his exceptionally high standards. Getting around on a 250cc BSA motorcycle, he checked on everyone and everything to ensure his exacting demands were met. In 1985, he became the first in South Africa to earn the International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of the Year Award. He was a 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 sold exclusively through this channel. He is an icon in South African winemaking.

This Rhône-style blend includes Carignan (42%), Grenache (25%), Shiraz (23%), Mourvèdre (7%) and Cinsaut (3%).

Available in South Africa & Europe

in the vineyard : The Carignan grapes were sourced from old bush vines in Paarl, the Grenache from old bush vines in Wellington, the Shiraz and Mourvèdre from trellised vines in the Groenekloof area, and the Cinsaut from Stellenbosch. Each block was picked at optimum ripeness and separately vinified to add complexity to the eventual wine.

in the cellar : The grapes were hand-sorted at the cellar and then fermented on the skins in stainless-steel fermenters. Upon extraction of sufficient tannin and colour, the wine was drained from the skins. The wine was then racked and matured in 300-litre first-, second-, third-, fourthand fifth-fill French, American and Eastern European oak, for 26 months. After careful barrel selection, the different components were racked from the barrel and blended.

CELLARMASTER Andrea Freeborough (previous cellar-master)

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