Cape Winemakers Guild

Bartho Eksteen Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc – Wooded 2018

Whole bunch pressed, no settling. Naturally fermented in older, big wood. Matured for 11 months on the lees. Bottled with minimum interference. Serve with crayfish bisque, petit poulet and creamed spinach or alikreukel trio (ref. the CWG book “Cellarmasters in the Kitchen”). Previous vintages of this wine were accoladed 92 – 96; 5-star Platter’s, Tim Atkin’s highest score internationally wooded Sauvignon Blanc and most successful Sauvignon Blanc in the history of the CWG auction – a true benchmark.

Tasting Notes: Nods towards Pessac-Léognan, but has a Cape character all of its own. Flinty, grapefruit, fresh lime, green herb flavours. Focused, with superb intensity. Older oak adds complexity and gravitas.

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 6 years after harvest.

Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 3 400.00
  • Lowest: R 2 200.00
  • Average: R 2 660.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 61
  • Cases Auctioned 40


  • Alc: 12.30 vol%
  • RS: 1.70 g/l
  • TA: 9.20 g/l
  • pH: 3.04

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