Nederburg The Brew Master Bordeaux-style Blend 2017

Dark, intense red. Concentrated aromas of dark fruit and cassis, with notes of Black Forest cake and well-integrated oak spice. Full-bodied, classic and complex with enticing dark fruit and dark chocolate coated black cherry flavours, and finely structured tannins.

Excellent with red meat, casseroles and stews, leg of lamb, roast beef, duck, robust chicken and pasta dishes, hearty soups and mature cheeses

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc ]
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Samuel Viljoen
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.93 % vol  rs : 1.97 g/l  pH : 3.59  ta : 6.29 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : 10-15 years

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 Brew Master is a classic Bordeaux-style red blend that commemorates brew master and tea specialist Johann Graue, who revolutionised winemaking in South Africa with his clonal selection efforts to isolate top-performing vines for reproduction and introduction of cold fermentation techniques. The co-owner of a leading brewery in Germany before he came to South Africa, he acquired Nederburg in 1937 and is believed to have created the foundation for excellence followed by his successors. Graue understood long before the rest that one must begin with the best raw materials and that excellent wine originates in the vineyards. This wine is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (25%), Petit Verdot (10%), Malbec (4%) and Cabernet Franc (1%).

Available: The Brew Master is available to purchase in South Africa via and at Nederburg wine farm in Paarl. This wine is also available in Europe and the UK.

in the vineyard : The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were sourced from Groenekloof, while the Merlot grapes came from Philadelphia and Durbanville, the Petit Verdot and Malbec from Paarl, and the Cabernet Franc from Stellenbosch.

in the cellar : The grapes were individually vinified. After sorting at the cellar, the fruit was fermented on the skins in a combination of submerged cap, roto, open and combi stainlesssteel fermenters. Upon reaching the desired colour and tannin extraction levels, the wine was racked into a combination of first-, second-, third- and fourth-fill 300-litre French (82%) and American (18%) oak barrels and matured for 24 months. After maturation the wine was racked, blended and bottled.

CELLARMASTER Andrea Freeborough (previous cellar-master)

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