Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Young Airhawk 2012
Layers of green figs, asparagus, and minerality on the nose and palate with well-integrated oak. Fresh, crisp, and zesty with a creamy texture. Excellent with seafood (such as fresh oysters, crayfish, calamari, prawns, and mussels), chicken and pasta dishes, or vegetables and fresh summer salads.
This wine pays tribute to Johann Graue’s son, Arnold. Graue senior, who brought Nederburg in 1937, played a key role in improving viticultural standards in South Africa. Like his father, Arnold introduced many technical innovations and was renowned for his winemaking prowess. Trained as a winemaker in Europe, his Nederburg 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.