Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Western Cape

75cl bottle: £13.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £167.40

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Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc made by David Nieuwoudt high up in the remote Cederberg Mountains is a wonderful discovery - the wine is pure, clean with great minerality. A unique and very good wine that all of us who like good Sauvignon Blanc and the best of South Africa should try. It is also great value for a wine of this quality.


‘I want people to drink my wines and think of these mountain ranges, unique and untouched.’ - David Nieuwoudt, winemaker


Double Gold - NWC/Top 100 SA Wines '17


Silver - Veritas '16


Silver - IWSC '16

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Our Tasting Notes

An aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with grassy notes, white asparagus undertones and strong hints of capsicum, gooseberries and lemon zest. A refreshing, crisp acidity finishes off the initial sensation of creaminess on the mid-palate. The ideal companion to traditional chicken pie, but also try it with shellfish or pork.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Cederberg
Alcohol: 13%

About

The Cederberg lies about 250 km north of Cape Town. This vast region encompasses approximately 162 000 ha of rugged mountainous terrain, stretching from the Pakhuis Pass behind Clanwilliam in the north, to Grootrivier in the south, towards Ceres. Forty six kilometres inland from the N7, between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam – with two mountain ranges separating the farm from the Olifants River – lies Cederberg Private Cellar on the farm Dwarsrivier. It is the highest wine farm above sea level in the Western Cape. The farm produces red and white wines from its high-altitude vineyards which are truly unique and exceptional.

The Cederberg story is remarkable:" Oom Pollie has confounded the experts by producing prize-winning wines on his farm high in the remote Cederberg Mountains. He first started making wine for the farm workers with table grapes that ripened too late to be taken in by the nearest co-operative. The venture was so successful, he decided to try his hand at making red wine, and the first vintage in 1977, though too small to be certified, was acclaimed by experts as being up to Superior standards." - Platter’s guide to South African Wines (1980)