Nederburg Baronne on SA’s List of Top 10 Red Blends

Words: Crush

Nederburg’s stalwart red, Baronne, has been among some of the best red wine company. The 2020 vintage of this Mzansi favourite has made it onto the just-released top ten list of Winemag’s Prescient Signature Red Blend Report for 2022.

Nederburg wine estateThe panel was looking to reward wines ‘distinctive of their originators’, while showing complexity and balance. Baronne, a blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, more than obliged and earned a score of 92.

Complexity & Balance

“If you were to calculate the frequency with which a bottle of Baronne is opened every day somewhere in South Africa, it would work out to one almost every 15 seconds! It is extremely satisfying to know that a blend of this magnitude is regarded as one of the top ten red blends in South Africa. We are super chuffed!”, says Nederburg’s red winemaker Zinaschke Steyn.

Nederburg Baronne

Nederburg Baronne retails for around R85 a 750ml bottle, which compares very favourably with the average price of R253 for all those achieving a score of 90 and higher.

Baronne Scores in the Big Leagues

The Winemag ‘Prescient score’ isn’t Baronne’s first shoutout from those in the know. A previous vintage (the 2010) took gold at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards in 2011.

An affordable, elegant, satisfyingly smooth red blend that would lend nobility to everyday drinking pleasure.

Baronne has been going strong since 1973 — when cellar-master of the day, Günter Brözel, launched an affordable, elegant, satisfyingly smooth red blend that would lend nobility to everyday drinking pleasure. Now well into his 80s, he still enjoys a regular glass with meals.

Nederburg Baronne
Nederburg Baronne

While the 2021 vintage is already available in most liquor outlets, limited stock of the 2020 vintage is still available for purchase via Nederburg’s online wine shop.

Location: Nederburg Wines, Sonstraal Road, Dal Josafat, Paarl
Contact: 021 862 3104 | 021 877 5155

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