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Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Motorcycle Marvel 2015

Technical Analysis
Samuel Viljoen
Main Variety
Western Cape
14.52 %vol
2.63 g/l
5.92 g/l

Tasting Notes

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.


Ageing Potential

10 to 15 years

Blend Information

35% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 25% Shiraz, 10% Mourvédre

Food Suggestions

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

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 Cinsaut came from dry-land bush vines in the Stellenbosch area, and the Mourvèdre was grown in Darling.

In The Cellar

The grapes were hand-sorted at the cellar and then fermented on the skins in stainless steel fermenters. Upon extraction of enough tannin and colour, the wine was drained from the skins. The wine was then racked to 300-litre first-, second- and third-fill French, American and Romanian barrels where it was left to mature for 20 months. After careful barrel selection, the different components of the wine was racked from barrel and blended. 

Cellarmaster: Andrea Freeborough

Additional Information

The Motorcycle Marvel honours the legendary winemaker Günter Brözel, 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 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 (32%), Shiraz (31%), Grenache (14%), Cinsaut (13%) and Mourvédre (10%).



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