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Nederburg's Heritage Heroes collection honours its founders

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heritage heroes Find something different to sip this summer with Nederburg's Heritage Heroes collection of individually named, hand-made gourmet wines. Each wine comes with a story that honours some of the personalities who have shaped Nederburg and its history as one of South Africa's most awarded wineries.

The Heritage Heroes

The Anchorman

The Anchorman is named for Nederburg’s founder, Philippus Wolvaart. He bought the farm in 1791 and planted Chenin blanc, amongst other varietals. The Anchorman is a wooded Chenin Blanc with a fresh and fruity taste.

The Brew Master

Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, The Brew Master commemorates Joann Graue. Graue revolutionised winemaking in South Africa with his clonal experiments to isolate top-performing vines for reproduction. He also introduced cold fermentation techniques. Full-bodied, classic and complex with juicy dark-fruit flavours, The Brew Master is a decadent blend.

The Young Airhawk

Paying tribute to Johann Graue's son, Arnold, The Young Airhawk is a wooded Sauvignon Blanc with crisp and zesty palate and a creamy texture. Like his father, Arnold introduced many technical innovations at Nederburg and was renowned for his winemaking prowess. He died tragically at 29 in a light-aircraft crash.

The Motorcycle Marvel

A Rhône-style red blend, The Motorcyle Marvel honours the legendary winemaker Günter Brőzel, who was cellar master at Nederburg from 1956 to 1989. A maven and a maverick, he is known for his exceptionally high standards. The wine itself is rich and intense, with a full-bodied explosion of red fruit flavour.

The Beautiful Lady

The Beautiful Lady is an aromatic Gewürztraminer that recalls Johann Graue's wife Ilse. She brought a gracious sense of hospitality to Nederburg, planting a fine rose garden that still occupies pride of place in the garden. Like its namesake, the wine is elegant, nuanced and well-balanced with floral notes flowing onto the palate. Discover and purchase Nederburg’s award-winning Heritage Heroes collection from fine wine outlets, the farm in Paarl or via www.vinoteque.co.za. Visit Nederburg in Paarl to taste these wines. Not For Sale To Persons Under the Age of 18