Golden Reception for Nederburg at 2011 Veritas
Nederburg was showered in gold at the 2011 SA National Wine Show, winning two double gold and nine gold medals across the multi-tiered range to maintain its status as the country’s most awarded winery.
Demonstrating the age-worthiness of its Nederburg Auction edition wines, the 2003 Private Bin Edelkeur clinched a double gold. The 2010 Private Bin Eminence also took double gold, following on the critical acclaim of its predecessor. The 2009 Eminence recently scored the highest number of points in Sydney at the Five Nations Wine Challenge involving South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile.
Amongst this year’s Veritas gold winners was the newly released 2009 maiden vintage of the limited-edition Two Centuries Sauvignon Blanc. Representing the apex of Nederburg’s varietal wines, the Two Centuries tier is sold exclusively from the Nederburg farm and the Vinoteque Wine Bank. The Sauvignon Blanc includes fruit from Darling and Gansbaai and was fully barrel-fermented in second-fill Louis Latour barrels.
The widely decorated 2010 Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest also won gold. The wine was a trophy winner at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition in London and a gold medalist at the 2011 International Wine Challenge. It also won a Grand d’Or at the 2011 Michelangelo International Wine Awards.
Other Veritas gold medallists were the 2009 Manor House Shiraz, a wine from the select range of varietal wines made from outstanding fruit earmarked for this purpose, and the 2010 Winemaster’s Reserve Chenin Blanc, made from bush vines, as well as five wines sold exclusively on the Nederburg Auction. These were the 2010 Private Bin D253 Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay blend, the 2001 Private Bin Edelkeur, the 2003 and 2008 vintages of Private Bin Eminence and the Private Bin R181 Merlot.
Nederburg also won a total of 27 silver medals on the show.