Stellenbosch, South Africa
Nederburg, The Beautiful Lady Gewü
rztraminer - A single-vineyard Gewürztraminer sourced from a single-vineyard block in the Stellenbosch region. The south-westerly facing vineyard block was planted in 1988 and is situated 210m above sea level on the Simonsberg. The wine takes its name from a description of Ilse Graue, the wife of Johann Graue, by former winemaker Günter Brözel reflecting the ‘gracious sense of hospitality’ she brought to Nederburg. The grapes from this vineyard block were employed by Günter to great effect in the 1980s. Hand-harvested fruit was gently pressed and skin contact allowed for 12 hours to concentrate the aromatic flavours. With 22 g/l of residual sugar, the wine is rich, yet the sweetness is well tempered by the acidity; shows pronounced aromas of rose, lychee and pineapple.