Nederburg Winemasters Chardonnay is so named to honour the long-established tradition of winemaking excellence at Nederburg. Tradition and talent blend with passion, precision and patience at Nederburg, where classically structured wines are made with vibrant fruit flavours. Nederburg’s hallmark combination of fruit and finesse continues to be rewarded around the world. Ingenuity is Nederburgs platform for innovation and houses exciting new blends made from lesser-known varietals or those combined in interesting new ways.
The grapes for the Nederburg Winemasters Chardonnay are sourced from vineyards in the Durbanville, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Malmesbury and Darling regions. The vines, ranging in age from 10 to 15 years and situated on mostly south to south-westerly facing slopes, received either supplementary or drip irrigation. Grapes are havested by hand. After settling the clean juice was racked prior to fermentation and inoculated. Once fermentation was under way, approximately 40% of the fermenting juice was transferred to a combination of new and second-fill French oak barrels, where the wine remained on the lees for a period of six months.