Cederberg Shiraz 2018 - South African ShirazCederberg Shiraz 2018 - South African Shiraz

Cederberg, Shiraz 2018

(2 reviews)

A much loved South African Shiraz from a 3rd generation family Estate.

Complex and full bodied, this Shiraz shows red and black fruit along with notes of leather, clove and mocha.

Well integrated oak from 15 months in toasted French oak barrels adds char and chocolate notes to a very long finish.

96pts | Decanter

£22.25

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Cederberg

Shiraz / Syrah

LightFull Bodied

Description

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

A multi-layered Shiraz showing red cherries and mulberries with a subtle mocha, clove nuances. Complex on the palate with long lasting flavours of red fruit and dark chocolate. Full bodied wine with mouth-watering tannins.

ABOUT CEDERBERG

David Nieuwoudt, the current winemaker, is a fifth generation Nieuwoudt on the Cederberg Private Cellars property – his family moved there in 1893. After David’s grandfather, Oom Pollie, made wine from excess table grapes he was convinced to plant wine vines and produced his first vintage in 1977.

WINEMAKING

Grapes are hand harvested at 24.5 – 26.0 balling.

Cold soak for two days before it is inoculated with yeast. During fermentation colour/flavour extraction takes place with regular pump-overs every six hours along with two to three manual punch downs of the grape cap. A maximum temperature of 27°C is reached.

On completion of fermentation a further 10-14 days of extended skin maceration takes place before pressing and barrelling in 225l French oak. Malolactic fermentation is completed in barrel and further maturation takes place over 15 months.

MATURATION
45% 1st fill, 45% 2nd fill & 10 % 3rd fill barrel, tight and medium grain oak with medium toasting. 96% French oak, 4% American oak.

Additional information

Alcohol vol

14.5%

Grape

Shiraz / Syrah

Vintage

2018

Wine Farm

Pair this wine with game cooked with soft dark spices like cloves, cinnamon and fresh pepper.

Marrow and truffle are two richer foods that pair very well with Shiraz.

Cheese: Powerful cheeses such as young cheddar or gruyere, appenzeller, lancashire, leiden, munster, certain parmesans and raclette. Avoid pairing with soft white cheeses.

2 reviews for Cederberg, Shiraz 2018

  1. Decanter | 96pts (Gold)

    “A modern style with polished new oak and a texture of satin, with a long fresh finish. Layered blue and black fruits, dried meats, and cedar.”

    DWWA 2021

  2. Platter’s | 94pts

    “Bright & modern 2018 powers forth with black plum, leather, clove, pepper & mint all vying for space. Integrated oak, 45% new (4% American) adds char & chocolate notes to warm heart & long finish. Delicious – & even more ageworthy in magnums.”

    Platter’s 2021

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