Five Generations Chenin Blanc 2018

Twelve selected barrels were used to produce 1000 cases. Delicate aromas of honey, lime zest, roasted nuts and peaches laced with sweet vanilla undertones. Well-integrated wood and ageing on the lees developed a full, rich palate with a smooth lingering finish. This Chenin Blanc is concentrated and structured for longevity. An elegant well crafted wine.


variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 13.8 % vol  rs : 5.9 g/l  pH : 3.43  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Platter's SA Wine Guide '20: 4.5 stars – 2017 vintage
Veritas '19: Silver Outstanding – 2017 vintage
IWSC '19: Silver – 2017 vintage
Novare SA Terroir Award '19 Cederberg Ward: Top Chenin Blanc – 2017 vintage
Tim Atkin '19 Report: 94 points – 2017 vintage
Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge '19: Top 10 Winner – 2017 vintage
Old Mutual Wine Trophy '19: Bronze – 2017 vintage
Decanter World Wine Awards '19: Silver – 2017 vintage
Chenin Blanc Challenge '18: Top 10 – 2016 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '19: 5 Stars – 2016 vintage
Veritas '18: Silver – 2016 vintage
Tim Atkin '18: 94 – 2016 vintage
Cederberg and Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards: Top Chenin Blanc – 2016 vintage
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '18: Bronze – 2015 vintage
Platter's Wine Guide '18: 4.5 stars – 2015 vintage Veritas '17: Gold – 2015 vintage
Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge '17: Top 10 – 2015 vintage
Tim Atkin '17: 94 points – 2015 vintage
Cederberg and Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards: Top Chenin Blanc – 2015 vintage
NWC/Top 100 SA Wines '17: Double Gold – 2015 vintage
Decanter Wine World Awards '17: Silver – 2014 vintage
Veritas '16: Silver – 2014 vintage

ageing : Optimum drinking time: Now to 2025

in the vineyard : Facing: South-west
Soil types: Glenrosa and Sandstone
Age of vines: 14 years
Vineyard area: 2.34 ha
Yield per hectare: 6.0 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99

about the harvest: Harvest date: 19 March 2019
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 23.5°B

in the cellar : 30 - 61 days at 13 - 14°C naturally fermented in barrel, new fill 33%, 2nd fill 33%, 3rd fill 33% in 400l barrels, medium toast tight grain
for 10 months, regular bâttonage.

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