NEDERBURG WINE SCORES 96 POINTS
Jun 6th 2011, 12:47
A Nederburg wine has earned one of the top scores on the 2011 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, with the 2008 Nederburg Eminence coming in at 96 points to take the trophy for the best unfortified dessert wine. The only wine to earn a higher grade was the 1933 KWV Jerepigo.
Amongst the international panel of judges were Neal Martin, who tastes for eRobert Parker, Debra Meiburg MW, founding director of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition and Thierry Desseauve, former editor of La Revue du Vin de France, France's most influential wine guide.
Nederburg also earned 10 silver medals on the show. These went to the 2010 Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest, the same wine to win a trophy at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards in May and a gold medal at the 2011 International Wine Challenge; the 2009 Ingenuity, which is rated five stars in the 2011 Platter’s South African Wine Guide; the 2010 Winemaster’s Reserve Rhine Riesling and the 2009 Winemaster’s Reserve Merlot, as well as a selection of wines sold exclusively on the Nederburg Auction.
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Distell, in partnership with waste beneficiation and implementation partner, Separation at Source (S@S), is launching GreenUp, a progressive community change initiative focused on a cleaner environment, as well as on establishing and formalising effective value chains of operation in the collection, separation and processing of recyclable post-consumer waste within the Western Cape’s Khayelitsha informal settlement.
The new head winemaker at Distell is Andrea Freeborough. Cellar-master at Nederburg since 2015, she will be leaving her position at the Paarl winery at the end of May to take up her new role in overseeing the production of South Africa’s largest wine portfolio.
J.C. le Roux, the much-loved sparkling wine brand and South Africa’s first dedicated house of sparkling wines, has been awarded for the fourth time as the winner of the Ask Afrika Kasi Star Brand Champagne/Sparkling Wine category.
The historic Nederburg Auction launched in 1975, has entered an exciting new chapter by evolving into the Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction which will be held in October this year.
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