Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Platter's SA Wine Guide '20 : 4 stars - 2019 vintage
Veritas '19 : Gold - 2019 vintage
Michelangelo Awards '19 : Double Gold - 2019 vintage

Asiana Airline, one of the regions top airline carriers from Korea has poured Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc in First Class following strong demand

A vibrant and lively Sauvignon blanc expressing a variety of fruit such as asparagus, granadilla and lime that follows through onto palate with a creamy yet mouth- watering finish. Optimum Drinking Time: 1 – 3 years their consumers.

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.

Food Pairing
Sauvignon suits most tomato dishes exceptionally well: gazpacho is an all time favorite. A meaty chicken pie, or pea soup works as well. When using vinaigrette this is possibly the wine that will match the food. Ceviche remains an all time winner.
Cheese: Try goats cheese (chevin), cottage cheese, feta, haloumi, mozzarella (with tomato and salad) and a young pecorino.
The ideal companion to traditional chicken pie, but also try it with shellfish or pork.

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: 13% vol