Nederburg The Brewmaster Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape

Nederburg The Brewmaster Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape

A wine that celebrates the work of Johann Graue who acquired Nederburg in 1937; his work on clonal selection in South Africa revolutionised winemaking in the 1940s. The blend is based on Cabernet Sauvignon (81%) with Merlot (9%), Malbec (6%) and Petit Verdot (4%) adding complexity to the finished wine. The grapes were sourced from high, dry-land vineyards in Paarl, except the Merlot which came from Durbanville and Philadelphia. Fermented in both open-topped fermenters and stainless steel tank, the components of the finished wine were aged for up to two years in French oak barrels prior to blending. Concentrated aromas of dark fruit, blackcurrant and cigar box are backed by a full-bodied palate with juicy fruit and savoury notes.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: South Africa
  • Region: Western Cape
  • Vintage: 2011/2012
  • Producer: Nederburg
  • Primary grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Secondary grape: Merlot
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £12.72
  • Code: 29052
  • Expression: Barrel