Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Concentrated dark fruits of blackcurrant and cassis, laced with a subtle mint undertone. 15months of maturation in French oak lends a hint of tobacco leaf and adds an intricate smokey element to this complex wine. A prime example of a well crafted South African Cabernet Sauvignon.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.67  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Concours Mondial 2011 - Gold Medal
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2009 - Gold Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 - Silver Medal
International Wine Challenge 2011 - Bronze Medal

ageing : Optimum 4 - 8 years.

in the vineyard : Facing: South-west
Soil Type: Red Slate & Hutton
Age of vines: 10years
Vineyard area: 7.5ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: 163C (Scleipp) & CS46 & 32, 27 on Richter 99

about the harvest: Yield per ha: 6.5t/ha
Degree Balling at Harvest: 25.5° Balling.
Harvest Date: 24 March - 17 April 2008

in the cellar : Fermentation: Closed tanks, cold maceration for 4 days. Pump over every 4 hours. Extended skin contact for 21 days
Fermentation temperature: 24° C
Fermentation Days: 10days
Barrel ageing: French 1st fill 70%; 2nd fill 30%
Period in wood: 15 months
Wood: Medium & Medium + Toasted Nevers & Allier

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