Cederberg Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Winemaker David Nieuwoudt
Since making Cederberg their home in 1893, the Nieuwoudt family have cultivated and protected the unforgiving, but beautiful Cederberg region. The Nieuwoudt Five Generation range - the vineyard's flagship range - showcases the best of the Cederberg. Only 5600 bottles of the Cabernet Sauvignon are produced every year.
Grapes are hand harvested at 24.5 – 25.5 balling. Cold soak for two days before it is inoculated with yeast. During fermentation colour /flavour extraction takes place with regular pump-overs every six hours along with two to three manual punch downs of the grape cap. A maximum temperature of 27°C is reached. On completion of fermentation a further 14-18 days of extended skin maceration takes place before pressing and barrelling in 225l French oak. Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrel and maturation is over 18 months. A premium selection of only 18 barrels. 100% 1st fill barrel only of tight and medium grain with medium and medium-plus toasting.
A statement Cabernet Sauvignon that has been crafted to last expressing a combination of well integrated oak and fruit. Forest berries, blackcurrants with hints of chocolate and clove spice on the nose. A full -bodied wine showing a great tannin structure with a velvet finish.
Whatever we suggest: choose the best and most pure on the shelves of your local supermarket or delicatessen. Beef – with a little fat. Juicy lamb – not too rich. Home cooked berry sauce with a little cream. Beef liver or beef dominated dishes.
Cheese: Beaufort, Gouda, Cheddar, double Gloucester and Stilton.
Optimum Drinking Time: 5 -9 years
SAWi Awards '18 - Platinum: 100 points
Platter's SA Wine Guide '20: 4.5 – 2017 vintage IWSC '19: Silver – 2017 vintage
Tim Atkin '19 Report: 93 points – 2017 vintage IWSC '19: Silver – 2017 vintage
Old Mutual Wine Trophy '19: Bronze – 2016 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards '19: Silver – 2016 vintage
Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report '19: 90 points – 2016 vintage
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