Powerful in the bottle

Nederburg The Brew Master 2016

Nederburg The Brew Master 2016
  • NED-052016
  • A waiter's knife from Nederburg is included for free
  • Full-bodied blend, has matured in oak for two years
  • Awarded with 90 Tim Atkin points
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

19.95€ 26.60€/l

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The Nederburg The Brew Master was named in honour of Johann Graue, the revolutionary German...
The Nederburg The Brew Master was named in honour of Johann Graue, the revolutionary German winemaker of Nederburg. Through meticulous vine selection and the introduction of cold fermentation, he laid the foundation for the continued success of the winery. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Petit Verdot (20%), Cabernet Franc (19%), Merlot (6%) and Malbec (2%), named after him, flows into the glass with an intense red and impresses with its multi-layered bouquet, which combines concentrated notes of dark fruits and currants with nuances of tobacco leaves and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, the full-bodied red wine, which has matured for 24 months in French and American oak, is extremely complex. The beautiful fruity notes are accompanied by powerful but velvety tannins, which over time will give Nederburg The Brew Master an even softer mouth feel. The red wine goes excellently with dark meat and game. But it also cuts a fine figure with mature cheese and stews as well as rich pasta dishes.


Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Bronze, IWSC Bronze, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 90 Points
Jg. 2015
4.5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Bronze, Tim Atkin 89 Points
Jg. 2014
5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Veritas Bronze, Tim Atkin 89 Points

Expert Judgement

"This is another well made assemblage that supersedes its tricky vintage. Cabernet-dominated, it’s textured, fresh and well structured." Tim Atkin

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Nederburg The Brew Master 2016
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Petit Verdot (20%), Cabernet Franc (19%), Merlot (6%), Malbec (2%)
Importer/ Distributor:
Distell (Europe) Ltd- 209-217 High St- TW12 1NP Hampton Hill- United Kingdom
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Nederburg, Sonstraal Rd, 7646 Paarl, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
19.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14 % Vol.
5,99 g/l
Residual Sugar:
1,79 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in French and American oak for 24 months.
Western Cape

Nederburg – Quality and Pioneering Spirit

The South African winery Nederburg is located several kilometres northeast of Paarl and is one of the best-known and worldwide most popular wineries from the Cape. Philippus Bernandus Wolvaart – also called ‘Anchorman’ – purchased a 49 hectare plot of land from the Dutch East India Company in 1791. There, he built the nowadays heritage-protected manor house in a Cape Dutch style. Between the rivers Berg and Palmiet, the Nederburg farm idyllically nestles up to the surrounding landscape. In 1937, Johann Georg Graue started running the winery and introduced new cultivation and production methods such as cold fermentation which soon turned out to be pioneering for the South African wine industry. With his pioneering spirit and the courage for innovation, he laid the basis for a tradition Nederburg is still following today. From the end of the 1940s onwards, his son Arnoldus – also called ‘Airhawk’ – had managed the wine production and introduced sterile bottling in order to ensure excellent wine of the highest quality. The cellar master Günter Brözel held this position at Nederburg for 33 years and became a wine legend of the 20th century. Every morning, he drove through the vineyards with his bike to check on the vines which gave him the nickname ‘Motorcycle Marvel’.

The Heritage Heroes Collection from Nederburg

Since 2015, Andrea Freeboroug is the current cellarer at Nederburg and in the honour of the founding fathers of Nederburg, the so-called Heritage Heroes, she continues the work of her ancestors. Numerous awards, medals and other distinctions speak a clear language and confirm the quality of the winery. She constantly gives proof of her ingenuity (also the name of the wine range). Andrea continues the Heritage Heroes Collection which is a homage to the heroes of the winery and was created by Razvan Macici in 2012: the Anchorman Chenin Blanc is named after Philippus Wolvaart, the Brew Master after Johann Graue for his expertise and inquiring mind, the Beautiful Lady Gewürztraminer after Johann’s wife Ilse Graue, the Airhawk Sauvignon Blanc is named after Arnold Graue and the Motorcycle Marvel after Günter Brözel.

‘Respect the Fruit’

Since year one, the winery’s philosophy has been that good wines are created on the vineyard and not by complicated cellar technology. Andrea Freeborough´s philosophy can be best described with ‘respect the fruit’. Her aim is to get the best out of the grapes by as few and gentle measures as possible. The consequent implementation of this philosophy makes Nederburg one of the leading wineries in South Africa. No other South African producer has won as many national and international awards. The wine cultivation area Paarl is located approximately 50km away from the coast which is why the cooling sea breeze is missing and it is comparably hot and dry; nevertheless, the Mediterranean climate ensures perfect conditions for cultivation at Nederburg.