The Young Airhawk
2015
2015

The Heritage Heroes is a gourmet collection of handmade, ultra-premium wines, each individually named to honor a personality who has played a role in shaping Nederburg's history and reputation. The Young Airhawk pays tribute to Johann Graue’s son, Arnold. Graue senior, who bought Nederburg in 1937, played a key role in improving viticultural standards in South Africa. Trained as a winemaker in Europe, Arnold’s wines won many prizes at the Cape during his short career in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He died tragically at 29 in a light-aircraft crash.

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Wine Notes
Color
Clear, light green with golden hue.
Aroma
Layers of green fig, asparagus and minerality very well integrated with wood.
Taste
Fresh, crisp and zesty with a creamy texture.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: 
Western Cape
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Bunches were destemmed and individually vinified according to each vineyard block. The juice was fermented in a combination of first- and second-fill 300 liter French oak barrels.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The wine remained on the lees for 10 months and was stirred periodically to impart creaminess and complexity.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2015
Release Date:
Monday, February 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
3,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Republic of South Africa