NEDERBURG’S THE ANCHORMAN: ONE OF SA’S TOP 10 CHENINS

Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2016 has been selected as one of the winning wines of the 2017 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by South Africa’s Chenin Blanc Association. This follows international recognition achieved for the same wine at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards in London earlier this year, where it won a platinum award for the best South African Chenin blanc priced at over £15. Wines entered for the 2017 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, now in its fourth year, were blind-tasted by a panel of local and international judges including Cathy van Zyl, a Master of Wine, wine judge and associate editor of Platter’s South African Wine Guide; Richard Kershaw, a Master of Wine and winemaker; Tinashe Nyamudoka, head sommelier at The Test Kitchen, South Africa’s top restaurant; James Pietersen of Wine Cellar; as well as Lauren Buzzeo, the newly appointed managing editor and tasting director of Wine Enthusiast in the US; and Marlvin Gwese, sommelier at the Cape Grace, who acted as an associate judge. The Anchorman is a wooded Chenin blanc that commemorates Nederburg’s founder, Philippus Wolvaart, who bought the farm in 1791 and planted Chenin blanc, amongst other varietals.  The wine forms part of the winery’s Heritage Heroes collection comprising five distinct wines, each honouring a personality who has played a role in shaping Nederburg’s pedigree...

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