Cederberg Bukettraube 2015

A rare cultivar with 77 hectares remaining left in the world. Cederberg Bukettraube is an explosion of aroma and flavour. It has prominent muscat flavours with apricot and floral notes on the nose. A well balanced wine with a delicate sweetness and a crisp acidity. Enjoyed as an aperitif; partner to spicy fusion foods – not hot; sweet Cape curries, or goose liver and baked fruits.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 13.5% vol Sugar 23.0 g/l TA 7.9 g/l pH 3.4

ACCOLADES
Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’16: 3.5 stars – 2015 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards ’15: Gold – 2014 vintage
Tim Atkin ’15: 90 points – 2014 vintage
Sommelier Wine Awards ’15: Silver – 2014 vintage
Platter’s SA Wine Guide ’15: Three stars – 2014 vintage
Robert Parker ’14: 89 points – 2013 vintage
Tim Atkin ’14: 90 points – 2013 vintage
Michelangelo Wine Awards ‘13: Silver
Veritas ’12: Silver – 2012 vintage
Veritas ‘11: Silver – 2011 vintage

VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION
Facing: South west
Soil types: Glenrosa and Sandstone
Age of vines: 20 years
Vineyard area: 6.5 ha
Yield per hectare: 9 t/ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: BT5A (NIWW) on Ramsey
Harvest date: 19 February – 5 March 2015
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 23 – 24.5°B
Vinification: Reductive style, cold crush 8°C, skin contact for 8 hours, light pressing settle for 2 days at 10°C, fermented for 49 days at 14°C with selected yeast strains, fermentation is stopped leaving natural residual sugar of 23 g/l
Optimum drinking time: 1 – 3 years after release.

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