Cape Winemakers Guild

Flagstone The Secret Handshake 2005

Winemaking Notes Many people assume the CWG is a bit of a boy’s club. This isn’t true, but I still think we should have a secret handshake. However, no one has taken this seriously enough to even let me put it on the AGM as an agenda item. I thought therefore I should just make a secret wine. I can not share the origin of the vineyards with you, as this is a secret. Many think this has been matured in French oak – I can not confirm or deny this, as I have used some very special barrels, which may or may not have come from France. The wine is delicious, and is so creamy and luscious because of the blend, the exact proportions of which I have been sworn to silence about by my cellar hands. Tasting Notes Deep, mysterious colour introduces an intriguingly complex nose of summer red berry fruit, a touch of vanilla and pepper and a hint of mint and fennel. Soft, balanced flavours of plum, chocolate and cassis are framed by an elegant, ethereal touch of wood.

Winemaker: Bruce Jack – Re…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 600.00
  • Lowest: R 1 000.00
  • Average: R 1 218.52


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 100
  • Cases Auctioned 54


  • Alc: 13.50 vol%
  • RS: 2.30 g/l
  • TA: 6.20 g/l
  • pH: 3.49

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