(2012-09-28) Nederburg Auction, Paarl, Sydafrika
The Nederburg Charity Auction, an integral part of the Nederburg Auction, raised nearly R200 000 in 2011 for three communityorientated charity beneficiaries: the Goedgedacht Trust, the Pebbles Project Trust and the Anna Foundation.
2012 Charity Auction:
VEGA SICILIA – PINTIA, 2005, TORO
A DOUBLE MAGNUM DONATED BY BRITT AND JANÅKE JOHANSSON, WINE IMPORTERS FROM SWEDEN
This prestigious wine is made only from Tinta de Toro or Tempranillo – approximately 70% of these are not grafted on American rootstocks.
It is an intense wine that has characteristic dark, almost macerated fruit on the nose, but the palate is broader, more refined and perhaps longer than usual. The black cherry fruit is, as one would expect, shrouded in dense and ripe tannins, but the veil will be lifted over the next three to five years, revealing a complex and structured wine, which will hold its own for several more years thereafter.
Only 163 double magnums of this wine were produced, making it a sought after collector’s item.