Cederberg lies at over 1000 metres altitude, one of South Africa’s highest wineries, surrounded by a very unique and dramatic landscape. 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, fifth generation Nieuwoudt at the farm. Conservation is fundamental at the farm and Cederberg is a committed member of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative. As a result of the farm’s remote location, the vines are by nature virtually organically grown. The wines have a unique purity of fruit and freshness which has become the Cederberg trademark.
The Chenin Blanc is one of the most successful examples in the Cape and is unusual because it spends five months on Sauvignon Blanc lees. The single vineyard, barrel-fermented Five Generations Chenin is a step up in richness with an almost Puligny like intensity, complexity and elegance.
The pyrazine on the nose gives a Sauvignon Blanc expression, with gooseberry and minerality. The white pear is crystalline and pure, bracingly refreshing.