Country: South Africa Region: Coastal Region Vintage: 2016
Category: White Wine Color: White
Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
Producer: Nederburg Wines
The Anchorman is named for Nederburg’s founder, Philippus Wolvaart, who bought the farm in 1791 and planted Chenin blanc, amongst other varietals. He had the vision and courage to tame a wilderness and grow great wine. His fingerprints are still on every wine we make. This wine is made from Chenin blanc (85%) and Grenache blanc (15%). VINEYARDS The Chenin fruit was sourced from old, low-yielding, dryland bush vines in Wellington and Darling, while the Grenache blanc comes from trellised vines in Franschhoek. WINEMAKING One portion of fruit was fermented in second- and thirdfill 300-litre barrels. A second component was fermented in stainless-steel tanks, while a third was fermented in very old, large vats and the remainder involved a fermentation technique usually reserved for red wines. Called carbonic maceration, whole bunches which are neither crushed nor pressed, are allowed to ferment spontaneously. The resultant wine tends to be light and fruity. This technique was chosen for the freshness it would impart to the wine. After malolactic fermentation, the various components were kept on the lees for 9 months prior to final blending and bottling. CELLARMASTER Razvan Macici WINEMAKER Natasha Boks COLOUR Brilliant with a golden hue. BOUQUET Reminiscent of ripe fruits, especially apricots and nectarines, with floral hints and traces of raisin and spice. SUGGESTIONS Great with fish, poultry, veal, pasta and salads.
Well-balanced, fresh and fruity with a beautiful minerality and an excellent structure.