Cape Winemakers Guild

Ernie Els CWG 2008

The different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot, were vinified seperately in open stainless steel fermenters. The combination of punch down and pump overs ensure maximum extraction of grape flavour and tannins. The wine was matured for 18 months in 300 liter oak barrels. 60% of the barrels were new, 40% second and third fill barrels. Tasting note: 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. The Ernie Els CWG 2008 has a medium palate weight with tight tannins that will integrate over the next few years, with a rich mineral finish. Impression: ?An accessible wine with a rich oak component that will benefit from further maturation, reaching its peak after 10 – 15 years?

Winemaker: Louis Strydom

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 3 400.00
  • Lowest: R 2 816.00
  • Average: R 2 600.00


  • Bottle Size 750
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 101
  • Cases Auctioned 50


  • Alc: 15.00 vol%
  • RS: 3.10 g/l
  • TA: 6.10 g/l
  • pH: 3.78

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