Nederburg The Young Airhawk

Nederburg The Young Airhawk 2015

The Young Airhawk pays tribute to Johann Graue's son, Arnold, who died tragically in an aircraft crash at age 29. Johann purchased Nederburg in 1937, and son Arnold played a key role in improving viticultural standards in South Africa. This Sauvignon Blanc is dominated by layers of green fig, lemon zest and asparagus that give way to an intense minerality that is well-integrated with oak. Enjoy it with oysters, prawns or a light summer salad.

Style:
Intense Minerality, Zesty, Crisp
Flavor:
Green Fig, Asparagus, Citrus
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Western Cape
Grapes
Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol Percentage
14.00%
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.
Aging
The wine remained on the lees for 10 months and was stirred periodically to impart creaminess and complexity.