Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Winemaker David Nieuwoudt
With a cool continental climate, diverse soil types, unpolluted air and free flowing crystal clear waters, Cederberg wines are situated at 1036 meters above sea level. This means 250km from Cape Town you will find the highest laying wine farm in the Western Cape. The weather is described as cool continental, with a dramatic temperature drop at night during summer and snow capped mountains in winter.
Grapes are hand harvested early morning at 20-23.5 balling. The winemaking processing is done in reductive conditions with the use of dry ice and carbon dioxide gas. Grapes are crushed at 8°C with approximately 5 hours skin contact before a light pressing. Two days of juice settling followed by racking and addition of selected yeast. Fermentation is at 11°C for approximately 24 days. Finally, the wine is further maturated on fine lees for additional 4 months with a monthly battônage of tank before the final blending and bottling.
This cool climate Sauvignon Blanc beguiles with a translucent, palest-of-yellow colour. An expressive nose of Cape gooseberry, granadilla (passion fruit), pineapple, kiwifruit and hints of lime citrus leads to a gentle palate that is both savoury and creamy, followed by a clean finish of refreshing Granny Smith green apples.
This wine is a summer sensation and will pair perfectly with a simple salad with a vinaigrette dressing or any Ottolenghi-style exotic salads, such as caramelised fig, orange and feta salad with loads of wild rocket or quinoa salad with sour cherries and feta, or try grilled goat cheese on toasted sour dough bread.
This wine is also a sensational partner to tomato-based dishes and any type of goat's milk cheese.
Optimum Drinking Time: 1 – 3 years
Concours Mondial du Sauvignon '22: Silver - 2021 Vintage
The Trophy Wine Show '22: Silver (91 Points) - 2021 Vintage
Michelangelo Awards '21: Gold - 2021 Vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '22: 4 stars – 2021 vintage
Michelangelo Awards '19: Double Gold – 2019 vintage
Tim Atkin '21 Report: 90 points – 2020 vintage
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