A legitimately unique and wildly remote terroir in South Africa, Cederberg climbs to over 1000 metres altitude above sea level; Cederberg Private Cellar is the only estate making wine here. Historically others have tried, and failed, to make viticulture work for them in this hostile and arid region, but only the Nieuwoudt family have stayed the course. To produce any wine at all here, let alone make some of South Africa’s most admired wines, is testimony to the passion and commitment of owner/winemaker David Nieuwoudt, the fifth generation Nieuwoudt running the farm.
The grapes are hand-harvested, and after a short skin contact and gentle fermentation, the wine is aged on the lees for up to 4 months, giving it its rich texture and ling finish.
Tasting Note: A punchy wine with gooseberries, asparagus and a hint of melon on the nose. A rigid acidity lifts the wine and long finish makes this a memorable wine.