||Nederburg Lyric 2009 750ML
Food & Wine Magazine
(August 2009): A blend of Sauvignon Blanc with Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
and Semillon, this apricot-inflected white comes from one of South
Africa's oldest wine estates, where vines have been planted since 1791.
Bouquet: Aromas of peach and apricot mingle with the aromas of freshly cut grass and passion fruit.
Palate: Crisp and generous with a fresh acidity.
Nederburg is South Africa's leading and most decorated winery, winner
of more international and domestic awards than any other in South
With their hallmark of finesse and fruit, Nederburg wines are made for people with an appetite for discovery.
This wine is made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (56%), Chenin Blanc (23%), Chardonnay (21%).
Vineyards: (viticulturist: Henk Van Graan) Grapes were sourced from
vineyards in the Durbanville, Stellenbosch and Paarl areas. The grapes
are grown in Clovelly, Hutton, Tukulu and Oakleaf soils on slopes
suiting the cultivar, ranging in altitudes at between 80 m and 120 m
above sea level. The vineyards were planted between 1969 and 1998. the
vines, grafted onto nematode resistant rootstock Richter 99 and 101-14,
received supplementary irrigation from an overhead sprinkler system.
Winemaking: (winemaker: Tariro Masayiti)The different cultivars were
vinified separately. the grapes were harvested by hand and machine at
between 20 and 22 degrees Balling during January to mid-February. They
were crushed, pressed, settled to clarify for 36 hours at 10 degrees
Celsius. Following the completion of alcoholic fermentation, the wine
was racked off the fermentation sediment. Once all the proposed
components of the blend were racked, the Lyric blend was made and then
stabilized before bottling. Excellent served with fresh fruit, seafood, fish, chicken or veal.more
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