Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Young Airhawk Sauvignon Blanc 750 mL

Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Young Airhawk Sauvignon Blanc 750 mL

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31039
Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Young Airhawk Sauvignon Blanc 750 mL
  • country-labelSouth Africa
  • region-labelWestern Cape
  • winestyle-labelWhite
  • grape-labelSauvignon Blanc
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Tasting Notes

Lemon

Lemon

Oak

Oak

Grassy Nettles

Grassy Nettles

Aromas of gooseberry and dried herbs invite you into flavours of green figs and minerals with notes of lemon zest and toasted oak. A zesty wine with a creamy texture that make it a perfect summer sipper and superb with food.
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About This Wine

  • PAIRING

    Excellent with seafood such as fresh oysters, crayfish, calamari, prawns and mussels, chicken and pasta dishes, vegetables and fresh summer salads.
  • WINEMAKER

    The Heritage Heroes is a gourmet collection of handmade, ultra premium wines, each individually named to honour a personality who has played a role in shaping Nederburg's history and reputation. The Young Airhawk pays tribute to Johann Graue’s son, Arnold. Graue senior, who bought Nederburg in 1937, played a key role in improving viticultural standards in South Africa. Like his father, Arnold introduced many technical innovations at Nederburg and was renowned for his winemaking prowess. Trained as a winemaker in Europe, his wines won many prizes at the Cape during his short career in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He died tragically at 29 in a light-aircraft crash.
  • PRODUCTION

    The grapes were hand harvested during the early hours of the morning. The bunches were destemmed and the juice fermented in a combination of second and third fill small oak barrels of 300 litres. The fermentation temperature of each barrel was monitored regularly. The wine, kept on the lees for 10 months, was stirred periodically to add creaminess and complexity.
  • POINTS

    92 POINTS! Tim Atkin, 2016 vintage.

Tasting Scale

Oak

Body

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