Cape Winemakers Guild

Bartho Eksteen Wine Estate Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc – Wooded 2021

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Whole bunch pressed, no settling. Naturally fermented in older, big wood. Matured for 11 months on 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”).

This is the most successful Sauvignon Blanc in the history of the CWG Auction. Acclaimed by international wine advocate as the best wooded Sauvignon Blanc amongst 41 icons from around the world, making this 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.

Estimate (6 bottles): R2 800 – R3 800

Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R7 000
  • Lowest: R3 833
  • Average: R4 838


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 57
  • Cases Auctioned: 40


  • Alc: 13.27 vol%
  • RS: 2.3 g/l
  • TA: 5.8 g/l
  • pH: 3.33

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