Tuesday, 3 June 2014

TN : Cederberg Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Cederberg Private Cellar, Cederberg Mountains, South Africa

This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were grown on a south-west facing vineyard in Glenrosa soil. The average age of the vines was eleven tears. The vineyard area was 1.5 hectares. The vines were trellised to extended Perold and supplementary irrigation was used. Clone C5 46 (Scleipp) on Richter 99 was planted.

At harvest, on the 12th April 2009, the degree balling of the grapes was 25.4 and the yield was 3.2 tonnes per hectare. The grapes were fermented at a temperature of 24 degrees in close tanks, with pump overs every six hours, and followed by extended skin contact for 18 days. The wine was aged in 100% first-fill French oak barrels, medium toasted, wood from Nevers and Allier, for 18 months. The pH is 3.75, residual sugar is 2.0 grammes per litre, and TA is 6.2. The winemaker was David Nieuwoudt.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant, black

Aroma : Blackcurrant, tobacco, milk chocolate, burnt toast, cherries

Taste : Acidic lift on finish, blackcurrant, cherries, tobacco, milk chocolate, liquorice

Alcohol : 14.26 %

Mark : B

Website : Cederberg Private Cellar

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