Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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. The elegant oaking expresses hints of smokiness and tobacco leaf creating a complex wine with a velvety finish on the palate. 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 : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.6 g/l  pH : 3.50  ta : 6.0 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Nedbank Green Awards Best Biodiversity & Wine Initiative’14:
Best Red – 2012 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide’15: Four star – 2012 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards’14: Gold – 2012 vintage
Robert Parker’14: 87 points – 2011 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide’14: Four star – 2011 vintage
Veritas’13: Silver – 2011 vintage
Wine Spectator’13: 88 points – 2010 vintage
Top 100 SA Wines’13 – 2010 vintage
Veritas’11: Gold – 2009 vintage
Top 100 SA Wines’12 – 2009 vintage

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: 15 years
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: 17 March – 7 April 2012
Yield p/ha: 5.5 tonnes

in the cellar : 

Vinification: 15% juice bleeding directly after crush, closed tanks, cold maceration for 4 days, pump over every 4 – 6 hours, maximum temperature 28ºC for 10 days, 21 day 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 60%, 2nd fill 40%

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