Nederburg maintains Platter Five Star momentum

Thursday, 1 November, 2012
Nederburg Wines
To date every vintage of Nederburg’s flagship blend Ingenuity White has earned a five-star rating in the Platter’s South African Wine Guide. The 2011 vintage featured in the 2013 edition, is the fifth in succession to do so. It joins two other five-star Nederburg wines in the latest guide.
They are the 2011 Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest, the fourth consecutive vintage of the internationally acclaimed dessert wine to garner five stars, and the 2012 Private Bin D252, a partially barrel- fermented blend of Sauvignon blanc and Semillon, sourced from vineyards in Darling and Durbanville.
Private Bin wines are sold exclusively on the Nederburg Auction.

Like all its predecessors since the 2007 maiden vintage, the 2011 Ingenuity White is dominated by Sauvignon Blanc. The other varietals to feature in the current eight-way blend are Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Verdelho. Also partially wood-fermented, its appeal, says cellar master Razvan Macici, is that “it combines a creamy texture with a steely spine and a bounty of fruit and even floral characters. It’s such an interesting wine as it changes with every sip, revealing new layers. It’s also very food-friendly and a versatile partner to a range of dishes."

He says that as far as he is aware, the blend includes more varietals than any other white made locally. “We try to be as innovative as possible with Ingenuity wines."

Earlier this spring, Nederburg won an International Wine & Spirit Competition trophy for another of its Private Bin wines, the 2010 D234 Sauvignon Blanc, judged the best Sauvignon Blanc produced in the Southern Hemisphere. The cache of gold outstanding and gold medals at this event included a gold for the 2011 Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest.

Nederburg was also one of the top Veritas performers at the SA National Wine Show, won a trio of trophies at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London and three double golds at the 2012 Five Nations Wine Challenge.
The Nederburg Ingenuity White Blend.
The Nederburg Ingenuity White Blend.

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