Cape Winemakers Guild

Engelbrecht Els CWG 2007

VINIFICATION & STYLE The different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot were vinified separately in open stainless steel fermenters. The combination of punch downs and pump overs ensure maximum extraction of grape flavour and tannins. The wine was matured for 18 months in 300 litre oak barrels. 80 % of the barrels were new; 80% were French oak and 20% were American white oak. TASTING NOTES Appearance: Crimson red with a bright rim. Aroma: The wine has prominent Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics of sandalwood, leather and tobacco aromas. These are supported by hints of spice from the Shiraz and a strong blackberry core. Full, juicy red fruits and floral aromas complete the bouquet. Palate: The Engelbrecht Els CWG 2007 has a full palate weight with tannins that are showing good integration and length. The initial mineral impression is followed by juicy plum and black cherry flavours and concludes with a smoky coffee aftertaste. Impression: A wine with a rich oak component that will benefit from further maturation, reaching its peak after 8 – 10 years.

Winemaker: Louis Strydom

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 100.00
  • Lowest: R 4 100.00
  • Average: R 4 340.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 110
  • Cases Auctioned 70


  • Alc: 15.00 vol%
  • RS: 3.70 g/l
  • TA: 5.90 g/l
  • pH: 3.66

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