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Cederberg, South Africa

David Niewoudt 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, most of them on dramatic shale slopes. 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, and also in Chile.

Cederberg, South Africa

David’s reds are now reaching new heights of concentration and refinement. Perhaps it’s the increasing vine age - both Cabernet and the Shiraz were planted in the late 1990s - but these latest vintages are grand. David has single-handedly taken this estate to the top of the tree in the Cape.

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    Product Code: CED117

    Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, 2017

    “Almost water white. Mouthwatering entry of pineapple, lime and white peach. Zippy mountain wine - finishes dry and mineral. Now-2019”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Cederberg
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
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    Product Code: CED815

    Cederberg, Shiraz, Cederberg, 2015

    “An award-winning, well-oaked (about 60% new barrels), gorgeously fruited wine, all perfume and refinement. Now-2020”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Medium Bodied

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Light > Full
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Cederberg
    • Colour: Red
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
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  • Cederberg, V Generations Chenin Blanc, 2015

    Product Code: CHX515

    Cederberg, V Generations Chenin Blanc, 2015

    “Usually about six barrels only of the estate’s top Chenin - and one of the best in the Cape - concentrated, quite oaky in youth, but delivering...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Cederberg
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
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  • Cape Atlantic, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, 2017

    Product Code: CED617

    Cape Atlantic, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, 2017

    “This is David Niewoudt's 2nd label: the wine is from the young Sauvignon parcels at two cool-climate sites: the Cederberg estate, 3000 feet up...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

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    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Western Cape
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