Cederberg Wine Cederberg
Located in the Cederberg mountains, as its own ward in the Olifants region, Cederbergs vineyards are the highest in the Western Cape at an altitude of some 1,000 metres above sea level. A cool continental climate provides warm summers and cool nights with a significant drop in night time temperature. The result is full blown reds as well as grassy, herb-scented whites from Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. The whites are cool fermented styles full of zesty fruit and bracing, nicely balanced acidity. The Chenin benefitting from the added depth provided by older vines. Reds include an elegant structured berry-scented Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a dark, spicy and characterful Shiraz. The flagship red, Five Generations is dense, structured and ageworthy, it comes from a single over 15 year old block of vineyards. The wine will benefit from at least five years cellaring. There is also a richly concentrated white version made from Chenin Blanc. With an output of less than 3,000 bottles on release, these are inevitably pretty scarce. Additionally made is a sweet white Bukettraube and a vibrant, ripe and approachable red blend of Merlot and Shiraz. David Nieuwoudt has another brand Ghost Corner, with grapes sourced from Elim providing three well made crisp, fresh and mineral scented whites; a Sauvignon Blanc, a Sémillon and The Bowline which is a blend of the two. New wines also available under the Ghost Corner banner are a Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc, and a Pinot Noir. (DM)
To find out more about Cederberg and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide South Africa..
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