Cederberg Sustainable Rosé 2022
Winemaker David Nieuwoudt
With a cool continental climate, diverse soil types, unpolluted air and free-flowing crystal-clear waters. With minimal interference during the viticulture, this wine carries the sustainable practices of the farm.
Shiraz grapes are hand harvested early morning at 22.5 balling. Grapes crushed at 8°C with approximately 8 hours plus skin contact before a light pressing. Two days of juice settling is followed by racking and the addition of selected yeast. Fermentation is at 11°C for approximately 24 days. The wine matures on fine lees for additional two months before final blending and bottling.
The Cederberg Sustainable Rosé entices the senses with its sophisticated pale salmon-pink hue and its expressive nose showing an abundant aroma of strawberry mouse, rose petals, Turkish delight and just ripe nectarines. The palate is refreshing with a saline, savoury ending.
Optimum Drinking Time: 1 to 3 years
This playful Shiraz-based rosé is comfortable as a stylish solo summer sipper, but really comes into its own when paired with savoury 'umami' flavours such as sushi, seared tuna or salmon, baked feta with tabbouleh or a Spanish Paella.
Platter's SA Wine Guide '22: 3.5 stars - 2021 Vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '20 : 3.5 stars - 2019 vintage
Rose Rocks '19 : Gold - 2019 vintage
SA Women's Wine & Spirit Awards 2019 : Gold - 2019 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '19 : 3.5 stars - 2018 vintage
Gold Wine Awards : Gold - 2018 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '18 : 3 stars - 2017 vintage
Wine Spectator Review '16 : 85 points - 2015 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '16 : 3 stars - 2015 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '15 : 3.5 stars - 2014 vintage
Gold Wine Awards '14 : Gold - 2014 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '14: 3.5 stars – 2013 vintage
EnviroWines® is a pioneering concept that has been developed to encourage and give recognition to growers who produce grapes and wine through environmentally sustainable practices, showing optimum implementation of these practices in order to protect our environment.