Friday, April 10, 2009


Now my new Best Wine is "Nederburg Rose " , here are the detail from some web site:

Nederburg Rose 2008 South African Rose Wine.
Grapes: Cinsaut / Pinotage / Syrah (Shiraz)
Style: Dry
Year: 2008
Description: A blend of that includes Cinsaut, Pinotage and Shiraz, its bouquet says strawberry at first whiff. Lively with a clean palate.
Country: South Africa

From- NederburgVarietal- PinotageRegion- Paarl / SouthAfricaNederburg is South Africa’s leading, most decorated winery, winner of more international and domestic awards than any other in South Africa. Nederburg commands a reputation for classically styled wines with fruit rich flavours.

The growing success as a global lifestyle brand is the result of an extensive infrastructure that includes ongoing viticultural research and the implementation of pioneering vineyard practices.

With their hallmark of finesse and fruit, Nederburg wines are made for people with an appetite for discovery Nederburg specialize in the sourcing of top quality grapes, state of the art cellar facilities and a network of the best growers. Crafted exclusively from 100% Pinotage, the grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Durbanville and Darling areas, planted between 1985 and 1995. Vines are grown to decomposed granite soils, between fifty to a hundred and fifty metres above sea level.

Fruit is hand harvested between 18° and 19° Balling in mid February. Grapes are crushed, receiving four to six hours skin contact, the juices are cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for two to three weeks at 13° C, followed by a short rest on sedimentery yeast lees for a day. Alcohol 12.0% Lovely pale orangey rose. Soft fruity aromas with an abundance of strawberry, an inviting spicy nose displaying alluring apricots and marmaladey, sour cherry, white chocolate and some piercing lime notes. Stylish and suave, a lively light to medium-bodied wine with a clean, fruity and refreshing finish. Serve with your favourite faire and best friends.

"A well heeled Rosé without the bubble gum characters that plague the churls, it harbours some lovely summery fruit and is full of berries, but is kept serious by omnipresent tannins, characters of bitter chocolate and spice, cupboard like elements of nutmeg, wormwood and briar, all supported by some punchy, curranty acids!"

Here the brife of Nederburg Winery:

Built in 1800, the Nederburg homestead was first owned by Philippus Bernardus Wolvaart who turned 57 morgen and 300 roods of uncultivated land into a flourishing concern with some 63,000 vines. Over the years, Nederburg way to change hands many times, increasing in size, winning prestigious awards and witnessing the transformation of its cellar into a state-of-the-art, world class operation.

But it was the arrival of Johann Georg Graue that was to really herald a new era in Nederburgs history. Implementing his theory that good wine has its origins in the vineyard and aided by the skills of his son Arnold, he introduced to Nederburg the process of cold fermentation, by which the destructive effects of high temperatures on wine-making are overcome.

Unfortunately, tragedy was to strike and Arnold was killed in an aircraft accident. Three years later, Graue handed over 50 percent of Nederburgs control to Monis Wineries and Gunter Brozel arrived from Germany as cellar assistant. Together with Dr Nino Costa he developed and perfected the work begun by the Graues. By the time of Johann Graues death in 1959, Nederburg had become South Africas most renowned wine producer, its trophies increasing in importance and number into a truly proud collection.

For over 200 years, Nederburg has stood proud at the forefront of South African winemaking. Situated in the heart of the beautiful and fertile Paarl winelands, the Nederburg homestead is a classic example of a history and heritage as deep as the roots of our vines. Nederburg traces its origins to 1791 when the deputy Commissioner-General at the Cape to a German immigrant named Philippus Wolvaart who named the farm in honour of his Commissioner-General, Sebastian Nederburgh.

Nederburg changed hands several times until a new tradition was founded in 1937 when Johann Georg Graue took over the reigns. This innovative winemaker was succeeeded by the legendary Gunter Brozel and later by Newald Marais until an innovative new winemaking team was appointed prior to the 2001 harvest. Rumanian born cellarmaster, Razvan Macici, is currently assisted by Elunda Loubser and Andrea Freeborough and the new team will ensure that quality wines are created as associated with Nederburgs proud heritage.

Nederburg offers a broad range of products to the consumer and is divided into three tiers: an image range which consists of Auction wines, a Reserve range of exceptional wines made of specially selected grapes, and the Standard range consisting of 17 wines. The Sparkling wines and newly-released Nederburg brandy add the finishing touches. Nederburg is associated with fashion, arts and culture, and community involvement and is indeed the proud leader of the South African wine industry.

*** If you Drink , Don't Drive , but you may FLY!!! ***

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