Category: Wine

TASTE NEDERBURG’S MOST AWARDED WINES AT RMB WINEX

Nederburg will be bringing out some of its most awarded wines for this year’s RMB WineX festival to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. This glitzy annual showcase brings together some of the best-of-best on offer from South African wineries, and takes place on 25, 26 and 27 October 2017, from 17:00 to 21:00 Nederburg assistant-winemaker, Heinrich Kulsen, together with Nederburg’s tasting room manager, Luzaan Kruger, will be delighting wine lovers with tales of harvests past, special moments and memories shared, and the special joy of achievement and recognition. Get a rare taste of Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2016. It was recently 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.  Earlier this year, the same vintage was awarded platinum at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards for best South African Chenin blanc (priced at over ₤15). The Anchorman remembers Nederburg’s founder, Philippus Wolvaart, who established the farm in Paarl in 1791 and planted Chenin blanc, amongst other varietals. Every wine in the lauded Heritage Heroes collection honours a visionary who has helped shape Nederburg and its history as one of South Africa’s most pedigreed names in wine. The Anchorman will be offered for tasting alongside the rest of the Heritage Heroes ensemble, including the latest vintages of:...

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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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BRAND CHENIN AS SA’S WINE SPECIALTY, SAYS LEADING US COMMENTATOR

South Africa stands the strongest chance of making an impact in the US by linking its wine marketing message with a single varietal in the way New Zealand has done with Sauvignon blanc and Argentina, with Malbec.  This is the view of Lauren Buzzeo, the recently appointed managing editor of respected publication Wine Enthusiast, based in the US but read worldwide. Buzzeo, who has been covering South Africa for the magazine since 2010 as its tasting director and senior editor, was in the country in early July to judge in the 2017 Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge along...

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