Thursday, May 24, 2012


Manor House Fairtrade Shiraz Mourvedre

Nederburg has won three trophies at the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards across three different tiers, demonstrating again its ability to perform at top level throughout the range. It has also won three golds at the International Wine Challenge (IWC). 

The results of both were announced at the London International Wine Fair, visited by delegates from all over the world. 

The 2008 Private Bin Edelkeur won the Decanter trophy for the best South African sweet wine retailing for over £10, while the 2010 Manor House Shiraz/Mourvèdre won the Decanter trophy for best South African red Rhône varietal retailing for over £10.  

The 2010 Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest took both the Decanter trophy for best South African sweet wine selling for under £10 and an IWC gold medal. The botrytis wine also carries a Platter’s South African Wine Guide five-star rating.

The two other IWC golds went to the 2008 and 2009 vintages of Private Bin Eminence.
Private Bin wines are sold exclusively on the Nederburg Auction.

Nederburg also came home with four Decanter silvers. These went to the 2010 Ingenuity White (a Platter’s five-star wine), as well as to the 2009 and 2007 vintages of Private Bin Edelkeur and the 2010 Winemaster’s Reserve Merlot.

Amongst the eight IWC silver medallists were the 2010 Manor House Shiraz/Mourvèdre and the 2008 II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon. All other IWC silvers were for Private Bin wines.
Earlier this month, Nederburg won a Syrah du Monde silver medal for the 2009 Private Bin R121 Shiraz.