Cape Winemakers Guild

Groot Constantia Auction Reserve Shiraz 2010

Grapes were hand-picked at 25.2 degrees balling and fermented in open 500 litre French oak barrels, with punch-downs every 4 hours. At 5 degrees balling, the wine was transferred to a stainless steel tank to finish fermentation. Extended skin maceration was allowed for 30 days after fermentation before pressing. The wine was matured for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, 30% first fill, 43% second fill, 17% third fill and 10% fourth fill barrels. To preserve the fine quality and complexity, this wine was subjected to minimum stabilisation and filtration. Tasting Notes: This is a classic, well-balanced Shiraz with a deep red, ruby colour. The wine shows dominant fruit – blueberries, plums, dark cherries and blackcurrant; balanced by delicate spice, white pepper, cedar wood and oak flavours. The spice and fruit that follow through on the palate combine with soft tannins to give a long, lingering aftertaste.

Winemaker: Boela Gerber

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 900.00
  • Lowest: R 2 600.00
  • Average: R 2 730.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 102
  • Cases Auctioned 40


  • Alc: 14.00 vol%
  • RS: 3.00 g/l
  • TA: 5.90 g/l
  • pH: 3.48

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