Cape Winemakers Guild

Ernie Els CWG 2018

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 10% Cinsault

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 three weeks’ extended maturation. The wines were punched-down manually five times per day, ensuring maximum colour extraction from the skins. Each variety was separately vinified and blended after 18 months of maturation.

Tasting Notes: Luxurious in a word. Attractive oak spices, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon, offering a warm, inviting entry leading to a smooth, juicy and opulent palate. Deep-textured tannins add gravitas to the finish.

This wine will be ready for drinking in 10 years from vintage.

This wine is packed in a wooden box.

Winemaker: Louis Strydom

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 500.00
  • Lowest: R 4 167.00
  • Average: R 4 560.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 100
  • Cases Auctioned 50


  • Alc: 14.75 vol%
  • RS: 3.00 g/l
  • TA: 5.80 g/l
  • pH: 3.66

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