Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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.

Expect this wine to mature gracefully in the next 8 years.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 14.41 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.69  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 : Silver
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012 : Silver
SA Top 100 2012 - 2009 vintage
Veritas 2011 : Gold - 2009 vintage
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011 : Gold Medal - 2008 vintage

ageing : Expect this wine to mature gracefully in the next 8 years.
Optimum drinking time: 4 - 8 years

in the vineyard : Facing: South-west
Soil Type: Red Slate & Hutton
Age of vines: 12 years, Cederberg Mountains
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: Early morning hand harvested at 25.5° Balling.
Harvest Date: 7 March - 7 April 2009

in the cellar : Vinification: 15% juice bleeding directly after crush. Closed tanks, cold maceration for 4 days.
Fermentation: Pump over every 4 - 6 hours. 24ºC fermentation temperature for 10 days. 21 day extended skin contact.
Barrel maturation: Medium & Medium+ toasted Allier & Nevers French oak for 15 months, 1st fill 60%, 2nd fill 40%.

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