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Cederberg, Shiraz, 2016

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We have never shipped a wine with so many shiny stickers on it – including double gold in the Veritas awards, SA wine index platinum and gold in the Six Nations wine challenge. Well-oaked (about 60% new barrels), gorgeously fruited wine, all seductive perfume and refinement.  Now-2022

Cederberg, Shiraz, 2016

Product Code: CED816

Stone, Vine & Sun rating

Medium Bodied

Rated 3 out of 5
Light > Full
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Region: Cederberg
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Colour: Red
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV: 14.5%
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Made by David Nieuwoudt, who took over the amazing Cederberg estate from his father in 1997. The vineyards here are the highest in the Cape at 1100-1150 metres up in the Cederberg mountains. Good natural rainfall, around 550-600mm, cool temperatures (occasionally snow-showers in winter), with plenty of wind, mean that Cederberg enjoys a near perfect climate, in particular a long ripening period. The whites are mountain-fresh, with plentiful natural acidity.

Not content with the efforts he has made at Cederberg - for example the new plantings into the hard shale slopes - he has also bought land in windswept Elim in the far south of the country on slate and granitic soils. He has branded his wines from there Ghost Corner, the name sailors used to give to nearby Cape Agulhas, the most southerly point of Africa.

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