Cederberg Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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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

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 showcases the best of the Cederberg. A premium wine in the Cederberg range, with only 5600 bottles produced every year. A statement Cabernet Sauvignon that has been crafted to last expressing a combination of well integrated oak and fruit. A wine of stature, the Cabernet Sauvignon shows a beautiful combination of blackcurrant and plums with subtle hints of cedar wood and clove spice. A wine rich in flavour with a ripe tannin structure that has velvet finish on palate.
Optimum Drinking Time: 5 -9 years

Grapes are hand harvested at 24.5 – 25.5 balling. Cold soak for 2 days before it is inoculated with yeast. During fermentation colour /flavour extraction takes place with regular pump-overs every 6 hours along with 2 to 3 manual punch downs of the grape cap. A maximum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius 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.

Food Pairing
Whatever we suggest: choose the best and most pure on the shelves of your local grocer. Steak – with a little fat. Juicy lamb – not too rich. Home cooked berry sauce with a little cream. Ostrich steaks and beef liver or beef dominated stews.
Cheese: The matured ones and not the bulk kind: beaufort, gouda, cheddar, double Gloucester, older Amsterdam and stilton.

The Estate
South Africa’s most uniquely situated wine farm falls within the pristine environs of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which lies in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Here, among spectacular rock formations and fynbos, you will find the highest altitude vineyards in the Cape. Conservation is fundamental and Cederberg Private Cellar is a committed member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative.

Alcohol: 14% vol