Nederburg Shiraz 2001 Front Label
Nederburg Shiraz 2001 Front Label

Nederburg Shiraz 2001

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    This wine has a deep garnet colour with a youthful red tint and shows the characteristics of the Paarl area. It is a typical New World wine – very upfront fruit. On the palate there are soft tannins, well balanced with wood vanilla. The perfectly ripened Shiraz produces a wine that is fresh and fruity, a well integrated wine with smoky characters complemented by subtle berry and spicy flavours on the palate. Although accessible when young, this Shiraz has a good maturation potential of seven to ten years.

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    Nederburg, South Africa
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    The story of Nederburg is one of dreams, disappointments, sorrows and successes that, for more than 200 years, have made up the lives of the many men and women who have lived, loved and laboured there. With the first vineyards planted around 1791, the founders of Nederburg were people of tremendous vision, strength and courage - people who developed Nederburg from a bare patch of wilderness into one of South Africa's most eminent wine farms.
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    With an important wine renaissance in full swing, impressive red and white bargains abound in South Africa. The country has a particularly long and rich history with winemaking, especially considering its status as part of the “New World.” In the mid-17th century, the lusciously sweet dessert wines of Constantia were highly prized by the European aristocracy. Since then, the South African wine industry has experienced some setbacks due to the phylloxera infestation of the late 1800s and political difficulties throughout the following century.

    Today, however, South Africa is increasingly responsible for high-demand, high-quality wines—a blessing to put the country back on the international wine map. Wine production is mainly situated around Cape Town, where the climate is generally warm to hot. But the Benguela Current from Antarctica provides brisk ocean breezes necessary for steady ripening of grapes. Similarly, cooler, high-elevation vineyard sites throughout South Africa offer similar, favorable growing conditions.

    South Africa’s wine zones are divided into region, then smaller districts and finally wards, but the country’s wine styles are differentiated more by grape variety than by region. Pinotage, a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, is the country’s “signature” grape, responsible for red-fruit-driven, spicy, earthy reds. When Pinotage is blended with other red varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Pinot Noir (all commonly vinified alone as well), it is often labeled as a “Cape Blend.” Chenin Blanc (locally known as “Steen”) dominates white wine production, with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc following close behind.

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    Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Blends of Southern Rhône, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”

    LAU250656701_2001 Item# 79128

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