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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2010
Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2010
(search item no. 108966)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $15.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This crisp, reductively made Chenin Blanc is in true Cederberg Style, showing a powerful nose of tropical melon, grapefruit and lemon peel. Five months of lees contact created a mouth tingling crispness with a lingering finish. Superb food compatibility.
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About Cederberg:

At more than 3,200 feet above sea level, Cederberg Private Cellar is South Africa’s highest vineyard. A cool continental climate, where snow can fall on the vines in winter and northwesterly breezes fan them in the warm summers, combined with unpolluted air and crystal clear waters, make this dramatic landscape the ideal terroir for producing wines of nobility, power and grace.

The Nieuwoudt family has been handcrafting wines at the Cederberg vineyard for five generations. But today there is new excitement and energy at the property with David Nieuwoudt now at the helm. Nieuwoudt’s viticultural training and love of wine have resulted in wines with pronounced character and appeal.