Cape Winemakers Guild

Overgaauw D.C. Classic 2009

Merlot 78%, Cabernet Sauvignon 22% This wine has, since the first release on the auction, been inspired by my father David Conradie van Velden, a true pioneer in the South African wine industry. The focus is to express the uniqueness of Overgaauw Wine Estate terroir in a bottle. The different parcels for this blend were identified according to the site and clone attributes. Hand-picked, optimum ripe berries were hand sorted and lightly crushed. Extended skin contact for 14 days after fermentation ensured the tannin extraction and integration for a firm yet elegant mouth-feel. Malolactic fermentation in barrel followed. After another strict selection, the wine matured in French oak barrels for 24 months without racking. Tasting note: Aromas of cassis, raspberry and a unique hint of minerality are complemented by a pleasant concentration and fruit length on the palate. Drink this wine from 2016 to 2020.

Winemaker: Braam Van Velde…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 1 700.00
  • Lowest: R 900.00
  • Average: R 1 190.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 110
  • Cases Auctioned 40


  • Alc: 14.48 vol%
  • RS: 1.90 g/l
  • TA: 5.90 g/l
  • pH: 3.69

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