Cape Winemakers Guild

Groot Constantia CWG Shiraz 2009

The grapes were hand picked at 24.9 degrees balling. The juice was 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 done for 14 days after fermentation, before it was pressed. The wine was matured for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, 90% first fill barrels and 10% third 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 like pomegranate, plums, dark cherries and blackcurrant that are balanced by delicate spice, white pepper, cedarwood 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 2 100.00
  • Lowest: R 1 800.00
  • Average: R 1 870.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 105
  • Cases Auctioned 40


  • Alc: 14.80 vol%
  • RS: 2.00 g/l
  • TA: 5.60 g/l
  • pH: 3.61

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