Cape Winemakers Guild

Ernie Els CWG 2012

The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of early morning. Grape bunches were gently destalked and lightly crushed. On the sorting table, all excess stalks and rotten berries were carefully removed by hand. Fermentation took place in small 300 litre open top oak barrels with yeast WE 372 being added to the juice. The wines were punched down manually 5 times per day ensuring maximum colour extraction from the skins. Each variety was separately vinified and blended after 18 months of maturation. Tasting Notes: The nose abounds with dark-blue fruits, a hint of bacon and espresso. Classy oak notes and a touch of truffle further tussle with the amazing fruit purity. The palate shows beguiling inky-black cassis from the Cabernet Sauvignon, providing fleshy tannins and towering structure. The large Shiraz component adds a spicy complexity and exotic edge, whilst the sprinkle of Merlot gives finesse and depth. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.

Winemaker: Louis Strydom

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 6 400.00
  • Lowest: R 5 600.00
  • Average: R 5 920.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 100
  • Cases Auctioned 70


  • Alc: 14.50 vol%
  • RS: 2.40 g/l
  • TA: 5.90 g/l
  • pH: 3.63

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