Cape Winemakers Guild

Bartho Eksteen Professore 2017

Professore is a tribute to two of the greatest pioneers in the history of the South African wine industry, professors Abraham Perold and Chris Orffer, fathers of our very own Pinotage, Roobernet and Nouvelle. This might be a world first and a true Cape blend. A solid Pinotage from granite soil was used, 20% juice was bled off after crushing and replaced by 10% juice of full-ripe Nouvelle.  After fermentation 20% Roobernet was blended in and matured for 21 months in small French oak.

Tasting Notes: Pinotage, known for its cherry (Pinot Noir) flavours and earthiness (Cinsaut), ripe Nouvelle often adds a waxy, bubble-gum tone – but be careful with Roobernet; it’s another “animal”. A new born magic.

If you can put away some bottles for a couple of years, you can delay the pleasure and have it back with interest for anything up to 20 years after harvest.

Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 4 600.00
  • Lowest: R 4 000.00
  • Average: R 4 282.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 49
  • Cases Auctioned 34


  • Alc: 14.45 vol%
  • RS: 2.80 g/l
  • TA: 6.00 g/l
  • pH: 3.56

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