Cederberg Five Generations Chenin Blanc 2020
Winemaker David Nieuwoudt
The Nieuwoudt Five Generations range - the vineyard's flagship range - showcases the best of Cederberg. For the Chenin Blanc, only thirteen selected barrels are used to produce 6600 bottles.
Grapes are hand harvested early morning at 23.5 balling. A portion of the grapes are whole bunch pressed and the other portion goes through the destemmer and crushed for skin contact. One day of settling and then barrelled in 400L French oak barrels. Natural fermentation takes place over the next 40 – 60 days with strict temperature control during fermentation. Once fermentation is completed, the wine is matured for up to 10 months with monthly battônage of the lees. No malolactic fermentation takes place. 33% 1st fill, 33% 2nd fill and 33% 3rd fill barrels of tight grain with medium toast.
A complex Chenin Blanc expressing a sensational bouquet of citrus blossom, roasted almonds and orange peel. A great balance between oak and fruit on palate showing baked apple and marmalade with a rich and creamy finish.
A slightly nutty sauce with some white meat or seafood. Try mushroom risotto or “Butter chicken” – both a winning situation. Burnt sage butter pasta ravioli.
Optimum Drinking Time: 2- 4 years
Platter's SA Wine Guide '20: 4.5 stars – 2017 vintage
Veritas '19: Silver Outstanding – 2017 vintage
IWSC '19: Silver – 2017 vintage
Novare SA Terroir Award '19 Cederberg Ward: Top Chenin Blanc – 2017 vintage Tim Atkin '19 Report: 94 points – 2017 vintage
Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge '19: Top 10 Winner – 2017 vintage Old Mutual Wine Trophy '19: Bronze – 2017 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards '19: Silver – 2017 vintage
Chenin Blanc Challenge '18: Top 10 – 2016 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '19: 5 Stars – 2016 vintage Veritas '18: Silver – 2016 vintage
Tim Atkin '18: 94 – 2016 vintage
Cederberg and Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards: Top Chenin Blanc – 2016 vintage
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