Cape Winemakers Guild

Saronsberg Weathered Hands CWG Shiraz 2008

The grapes were handpicked from low-yielding 20 year old bush vines grown in the Paardeberg, Swartland on east facing, weathered granite soils at 355 metres altitude. Intensive hand sorting was done on 90% of the grapes, while 10% was kept whole bunch. After a five day cold soak, fermentation was initiated. Extraction was done through manual punch-downs of the fermentation cap. Extended maceration on the skins followed fermentation, with a total of 22 days spent on the skins. The wine was then drained into new French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation. It was racked after 10 months and left for a total of 20 months in barrel. A coarse sheet filtration preceded bottling of the best barrel. Tasting Notes: Dark plum, ripe cherries, subtle spice and violet aromas on the nose are followed by a full-bodied palate with a silky texture and concentrated fruit core.

Winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 000.00
  • Lowest: R 4 400.00
  • Average: R 4 730.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 56
  • Cases Auctioned 40


  • Alc: 15.01 vol%
  • RS: 3.00 g/l
  • TA: 6.00 g/l
  • pH: 3.44

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