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Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
David Nieuwoudt
Main Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Cederberg
Alcohol
13.5 %vol
pH
3.45
RS
2.4 g/l
TA
6.5 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Light
Taste
Herbaceous

Accolades

NWC/Top 100 SA Wines '17: Double Gold - 2016 vintage
Veritas '16: Silver - 2016 vintage SAWi Awards '17 - Platinum
IWSC '16: Silver - 2016 vintage
Wine Spectator Review '16: 87 points - 2015 vintage
International Wine Challenge '16: Gold - 2015 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards '16: Silver - 2015 vintage
NWC/Top 100 SA: Top 100/Double Silver - 2015 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards '16: Silver - 2015 vintage
IWC '16: Gold - 2015 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards: Silver - 2015 vintage
SBIG FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc '15: Top 10 - 2015 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '16: Four Star - 2015 vintage
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Platter's SA Wine Guide '15: 4 stars - 2014 vintage
IWSC '15: Silver - 2014 vintage
IWC '15: Trophy, Gold - 2014 vintage
Tim Atkin '15: 92 points - 2014 vintage
Stephen Tanzer '15: 90 points - 2014 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards '15: Silver - 2014 vintage
Sommelier Wine Awards '15: Bronze - 2014 vintage
SA Wine Index Awards '15: Platinum - 2014 vintage
Vertias '13: Silver - 2013 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '14: 4 stars - 2013 vintage
Sommelier Wine Awards '14: Gold - 2013 vintage

Tasting Notes

An aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with grassy notes, white asparagus undertones and strong hints of capsicum, gooseberries and lemon zest. A refreshing, crisp acidity finishes off the initial sensation of creaminess on the mid-palate.

Ageing Potential

Optimum drinking time: 1 - 3 years after release

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Food Suggestions

The ideal companion to traditional chicken pie, but also try it with shellfish or pork.

In The Vineyard

Facing: South and East
Soil type: Slate and sandstone
Age of vines: 16 years
Vineyard area: 12.4ha
Trellised: Extended Perold 6 wire
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SB316D on Richter 99 SB10 on Richter 110

About The Harvest

Harvest date: 1 February - 27 February 2017
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 20° - 23.5° B
Yield: 9t/ha

In The Cellar

Reductive style, cold crush 8° C; Skin contact for 8 hours, only free run juice used; Settle for 2 days at 10° C; Fermentation for 22 - 30 days at 12° C with selected yeast strains; 4 months on lees contact with weekly tank bâttonage.

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Latest Video
At Cederberg Wines the hard work from harvesting now makes way for the bottling of the 2017 Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc. David Nieuwoudt gives feedback on the 2017 harvest, being an excellent white wine vintage with aromatic chenins and potent sauvignon blanc flavour profiles.

The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc shows strong hints of gooseberries and lemon zest with great minerality.

Don't forget to try David's personal favourite, the Cederberg Chenin Blanc.


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