Cape Winemakers Guild

Saronsberg Die Erf Shiraz 2007

This wine, made from handpicked grapes from low-yielding vineyards (28hl/ha) growing on sparse shale soils, epitomises Saronsberg’s passion for Shiraz. The grapes were bunch sorted, destemmed and berry sorted on vibration tables. Seventy percent of the berries were gently crushed into satellite tanks and deposited in the fermentors for a four-day cold soak. During fermentation the skins were mainly punched down by hand, with the total time on skins being 19 days. The wine was then pressed into 100% new French Allier barrels where it completed malolactic fermentation. After a total of 18 months in barrel the wine was racked and given a coarse sheet filtration prior to bottling. Tasting note: This Shiraz shows an intense colour with dark fruit, fynbos and spicy flavours. The palate is full bodied with floral notes and oak spice. The tannins are well structured with a long finish.

Winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 4 500.00
  • Lowest: R 2 500.00
  • Average: R 2 962.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 64
  • Cases Auctioned 48


  • Alc: 15.00 vol%
  • RS: 3.80 g/l
  • TA: 6.00 g/l
  • pH: 3.51

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