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Distell to preview Nederburg wines at LIWF

Published:  10 May, 2013

Distell is to preview its wines for the Nederburg Auction at the London International Wine Fair.

Distell is to preview its wines for the Nederburg Auction at the London International Wine Fair.

The 39th Nederburg Auction, which centres around rare South African wines, is to feature 133 wines from 80 wineries - 24 fewer wines than in 2012 in a bid to "let the best wines stand out".

Sarah Gandy, Distell international marketing manager for wine in the UK and Europe, said: "London International Wine Fair is a great platform to showcase a range of the wines which have been entered to the Nederburg Auction while all of the key industry players are under one roof.

"The event gives potential buyers a chance to taste the Nederburg wines and facilitates pre-auction bids. We will also have the Nederburg white winemaker, Wim Truter with us throughout the event to help raise the profile of Nederburg wines and the auction."

Commenting on the Nederburg wines chosen by the selection panel, cellar master Razvan Macici said: "This is a healthy development in the evolution of the auction.  With the wider availability of exceptional quality wines globally through a variety of channels, it becomes essential to present auction bidders with options deemed truly original or unique and we are proud to be among those having such limited-edition wines to offer.

"This is a clear, concise line-up of our best rare wines, offered in a range of lot sizes to cater to a variety of retail and on-trade bidders."

Bonham's UK head of wine, Anthony Barne MW, became the third auctioneer in the history of the Nederburg Auction in 2010 and will again auction the wines in September.

The following wines have been submitted for auction by Distell and will be available to taste at LIWF:

Nederburg II Centuries Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Nederburg Private Bin D253 Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay 2009

Nederburg Private Bin D270 Chardonnay 2009

Nederburg Private Bin R181 Merlot 2007

Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Nederburg Private Bin R109 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2001

Nederburg Private R104 Petit Verdot 2001

Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur 2005

Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 200

Vintage Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

Vintage Nederburg Edelrood 1985