The four new gourmet wines, to be sold exclusively
through specialist retailers and fine dining establishments, are structured for
longevity. They are individually named in honour of a personality who has
played a major role in shaping Nederburg’s reputation. Made by current cellar
master Razvan Macici, the wines are an ample demonstration of just how he and
his team work to the mantra of mastering wine.
The collection starts with an elegantly wooded Chenin Blanc, called The
Anchorman after the winery’s founder, Philippus Wolvaart. Next is the graceful
Bordeaux-style blend, known as The Brew Master, which pays tribute to Johann
Graue who bought Nederburg in 1937 and introduced far-reaching technological
innovations in the cellar.
The Young Airhawk is a complex, layered Sauvignon
Blanc that has been wood-fermented, and honours Johann Graue’s son, Arnold,
who, like his father, spearheaded many progressive innovations at Nederburg. He
died at 29 in a light aircraft crash. The Motorcycle Marvel is a rich and bold
Rhône-style red that celebrates winemaking luminary Günter Brözel, who was
Nederburg’s cellar master from 1956 to 1989.
The wines are expected to retail for around R97 for the whites and R105 for the
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