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Cederberg

The following wines are made by David Niewoudt, who took over the amazing Cederberg estate from his father in 1997. The vineyards here are 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.

Revisiting David’s reds, we can’t understand why we haven’t shipped these for years. 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 taken this estate to the top of the tree in the Cape.

Related Wines

  • Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, 2017

    Product Code: CED117

    Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, 2017

    “Always our benchmark wine here, and particularly expressive in the latest vintage. Open, appealing scent of fresh pineapple and citrus. Mouthwatering...”

    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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  • Cederberg, Shiraz, Cederberg, 2015

    Product Code: CED815

    Cederberg, Shiraz, Cederberg, 2015

    “Dramatic purple hue. Scent of violets. Deliciously forward raspberry fruit, refined and very perfumed. The merest hint of pepper enlivens the finish....”

    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, 2014

    Product Code: CED514

    Cederberg, V Generations Chenin Blanc, 2014

    “David Niewoudt bottled just nine barrels, 360 cases, of this top white, a barrel-fermented Chenin of great freshness and intensity. Very pale and...”

    Stone, Vine & Sun rating

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Cederberg
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75
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  • Cape Atlantic, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, 2016

    Product Code: CED616

    Cape Atlantic, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, 2016

    “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

    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Western Cape
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    More Info
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