Cape Winemakers Guild

Groot Constantia CWG Shiraz 2009

100% Shiraz The grapes were handpicked 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% 1st fill barrels and 10% 3rd fill barrels. To preserve the fine quality and complexity, this wine was subjected to minimum stabilisation and filtration. Tasting note: This is a classic, well-balanced Shiraz with a deep inky black colour. The wine shows dominant fruit like plums, dark cherries and blackcurrant balanced by white pepper and cedar wood. The fruit and spice follow on the palate to combine with firm tannin to give a long finish. The wine is ready for immediate consumption but has great maturation potential.

Winemaker: Boela Gerber

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 100.00
  • Lowest: R 1 300.00
  • Average: R 1 655.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • 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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