Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 14.30 % vol  rs : 3.7 g/l  pH : 3.70  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

211 Vintage - Veritas 2013: Silver
2010 Vintage - Top 100 2013
2009 Vintage - Veritas 2011: Gold
2008 Vintage - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011: Gold
2009 Vintage - SA Top 100 2012

ageing : This wine can mature for up to 8 years in bottle, allowing the wine to develop into its true character.. A prime example of a well crafted South African Cabernet Sauvignon.

in the vineyard : Facing: South-west
Soil Type: Red Slate & Hutton
Age of vines: 14 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: 

Degree Balling at Harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 25.5° Balling.
Harvest Date: 7 March - 7 April 2011
Yield p/ha: 6.5tonnes

in the cellar : Vinification: 15% juice bleeding directly after crush. Closed tanks, cold maceration for 4 days.
Fermentation: Pump over every 4 - 6 hours. 24º C 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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