Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon
Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon

Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon

R 215.00

High altitude cabernet vineyards that have a longer ripening period give rise to this phenomenal wine. Loads of blackcurrants with cedar wood undertones on the nose with a hint of smokiness and tobacco leaf, creating a complex wine. Good integration of oak with a velvety finish on the palate. A prime example of a well-crafted South African Cabernet Sauvignon.

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South west
Red Slate and Hutton

6.9Ha = average age of 20 years and 5.9Ha = average age of 4 years
12.8 ha
5.5 t/ha

Extended 6 wire Perold
Supplementary
163C (Scleipp), CS46, 32, 27 on Richter 99
8 March - 22 March 2018
Early morning hand harvested at 25.5°B
15% juice bleeding directly after crush, cold maceration for 2 days, pump over every 6 hours, 2-3 punch downs during peak fermentation, maximum temperature 28°C, 14 days extended skin maceration; Barrel maturation: Medium and medium plus toast 225l barrels used, combination of tight and medium grain oak for 15 months, 1st fill 40%, 2nd fill 45%, 3rd fill 15%.

Optimal drinking time: 4 - 8 years


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Alcohol 14.0 % vol TA 6.1 g/l Sugar 3.2 g/l pH 3.5

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SAWi Awards '18 - Platinum: 100 points

Platter's SA Wine Guide '20: 4.5 stars – 2017 vintage
Veritas '19: Silver Outstanding – 2017 vintage
IWSC '19: Silver – 2017 vintage
Novare SA Terroir Award '19 Cederberg Ward: Top Cabernet Sauvignon – 2017 vintage
Tim Atkin '19 Report – 2017 vintage
IWCA '19: Silver – 2017 vintage
Concours Mondial du Bruxelles: Silver Medal – 2017 vintage Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report '19: 90 points – 2017 vintage Concours International des Cabernets '19: Gold – 2017 vintage SAWi Awards '17 - Top Ranking Cabernet Sauvignon: 15th Position IWSC '18: Silver – 2016 vintage
HK IWSC '18: Silver – 2016 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '19: 4 Stars – 2016 vintage
Veritas '18: Silver – 2016 vintage
Tim Atkin '18: 92 – 2016 vintage
Concours International des Cabernets '18: Gold – 2016 vintage