Nederburg The Winemasters Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2011

Nederburg The Winemasters Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2011

Colour: Strawberry pink
Bouquet: Aromas of strawberries and cherries with a hint of spice
Palate: A refreshing wine with an abundance of berry flavours and a pleasant finish

Excellent served with smoked salmon, risotto, summer salads or vegetarian dishes

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Nederburg Wines
winemaker : Tariro Masayiti
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 12.90 % vol  rs : 3.20 g/l  pH : 3.30  ta : 6.40 g/l  
type : Rose  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Screwcap  

in the vineyard : Background
Tradition and talent blend with passion, precision and patience at Nederburg, where classically structured wines are made with vibrant fruit flavours. Nederburg's hallmark combination of fruit and finesse continues to be rewarded around the world. The winery was recently chosen as Winery of the Year by Platter's South African Wine Guide, with an unprecedented five of its wines across the multi-tiered range earning five-star ratings in the 2011 edition. Nederburg was also awarded the regional trophy at the 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards for the best South African sweet white wine retailing for above £10. It produced one of the highest-scoring wines on the 2011 Muscats du Monde and earned one of the top scores on the 2011 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show to take the trophy for the best unfortified dessert wine. These are just some of the many accolades earned by Nederburg where hand-crafted, micro-cuvées for specialist winelovers and beautifully balanced and accessible wines for everyday enjoyment are made with equal commitment.

Nederburg is exported to key global markets in the UK, Europe and North America, where it is steadily building a presence and reputation for classically styled wines with fruit-rich flavours. Its growing success as a global lifestyle brand is the result of an extensive infrastructure that includes ongoing viticultural research, implementation of pioneering vineyard practices, sourcing of top-quality grapes; major investment in cellar facilities and an international marketing and distribution network.

Razvan Macici heads the team as Nederburg cellarmaster. He is supported by two winemakers who work closely under his direction. They are Wilhelm Pienaar, who produces the red wines and Tariro Masayiti, who makes the whites.

The Winemaster's Reserve Collection
Nederburg's core super-premium wines are accommodated in The Winemaster's Reserve ensemble, named to honour the long-established tradition of winemaking excellence. These classic wines treasure the integrity of our grapes in every step of the wine-growing and winemaking journey. Every glass demonstrates an unwavering commitment to world-class vineyard and cellar skills. This wine is made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

Vineyards
The grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Philadelphia and Darling areas. The vines, situated some 50m to 100m above sea level and planted between 1985 and 2000, are grown in decomposed granite, gravelly and Tukulu soils and are grafted onto nematode-resistant rootstocks Richter 99, R110 and 101-114.

about the harvest: The grapes were harvested by hand at 21° Balling in February.

in the cellar : After crushing, skin contact was allowed for a period of 12 hours after which the grapes were pressed and the juice settled overnight. The clear juice was fermented dry in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for a period of two weeks at 16° C.

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