Auction Wines 2019

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2018

Once again sourced from a single, cool, south-facing vineyard on The Skyfields, home to Ataraxia, located in the Hemel-en-Aarde outside the Atlantic coastal town of Hermanus. Painstaking fruit selection at harvest was followed by an extreme non-interventionist winemaking approach. Fermented entirely in small, tight-grain French oak barrels, custom ordered from selected Burgundian coopers, this wine was barrel aged for a further nine months before being bottled.

Tasting Notes: Inspired by the mantra "Terroir can be found by anybody who would care to look for it"; this wine is the purest expression of Ataraxia's dirt (soil). Broad-shouldered, yet undeniably athletic.                           

Drink now until at least 2028

Winemaker: Kevin Grant

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 500.00
Lowest: R 4 200.00
Average: R 5 059.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 53
Cases Auctioned 44

Analysis

Alc: 13.65 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 7.60 g/l
pH: 3.03

Bartho Eksteen Professore 2017

Professore is a tribute to two of the greatest pioneers in the history of the South African wine industry, professors Abraham Perold and Chris Orffer, fathers of our very own Pinotage, Roobernet and Nouvelle. This might be a world first and a true Cape blend. A solid Pinotage from granite soil was used, 20% juice was bled off after crushing and replaced by 10% juice of full-ripe Nouvelle.  After fermentation 20% Roobernet was blended in and matured for 21 months in small French oak.

Tasting Notes: Pinotage, known for its cherry (Pinot Noir) flavours and earthiness (Cinsaut), ripe Nouvelle often adds a waxy, bubble-gum tone - but be careful with Roobernet; it's another "animal". A new born magic.

If you can put away some bottles for a couple of years, you can delay the pleasure and have it back with interest for anything up to 20 years after harvest.

 

 

Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 282.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 49
Cases Auctioned 34

Analysis

Alc: 14.45 vol%
RS: 2.80 g/l
TA: 6.00 g/l
pH: 3.56

Bartho Eksteen Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc - Wooded 2018

Whole bunch pressed, no settling. Naturally fermented in older, big wood. Matured for 11 months on the lees. Bottled with minimum interference. Serve with crayfish bisque, petit poulet and creamed spinach or alikreukel trio (ref. the CWG book "Cellarmasters in the Kitchen"). Previous vintages of this wine were accoladed 92 - 96; 5-star Platter's, Tim Atkin's highest score internationally wooded Sauvignon Blanc and most successful Sauvignon Blanc in the history of the CWG auction - a true benchmark.

Tasting Notes: Nods towards Pessac-Léognan, but has a Cape character all of its own. Flinty, grapefruit, fresh lime, green herb flavours. Focused, with superb intensity. Older oak adds complexity and gravitas.

If you can put away some bottles for a couple of years, you can delay the pleasure and have it back with interest for anything up to 6 years after harvest.

 

 

Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 400.00
Lowest: R 2 200.00
Average: R 2 660.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 61
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 12.30 vol%
RS: 1.70 g/l
TA: 9.20 g/l
pH: 3.04

Beaumont Family Wines Leo's Whole Bunch Chenin Blanc 2017

This is the second version of a whole bunch fermentation that I have put in bottle. The first one was made in 2011, the year that my son Leo was born. Since then I have experimented with this style of wine every year. The 2017 is the first vintage I thought should go into bottle.


The grapes were in perfect condition. The wine spent 8 days fermenting on the skins, was then pressed off and taken to barrel for the end of fermentation. Matured on gross lees for 18 months in a new barrel.

Tasting notes: Light, straw colour from the time on the skins. Aromas of spicy and floral fruit. Hint of oak. Inviting palate of fresh fruit, spice and grainy texture. Leaves your mouth watering for the next sip.

Winemaker: Sebastian Beaumont

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 3 200.00
Average: R 3 560.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 80
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 11.99 vol%
RS: 1.70 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.36

Beyerskloof CWG Traildust Pinotage 2017

The grapes were hand-picked at optimum ripeness. Fermentation took place over five days in open casks with punch-downs every two hours. The average fermentation temperature was 25 ̊C. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine matured in new French oak for 22 months. Beyers selected the best barrel of Pinotage for his last Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.

Tasting Notes: A big structured Pinotage with intense, dark fruit flavours. A complex middle leads to a smooth finish with pleasant aromas from the French oak. Great balance between fruit and oak will allow for ageing superbly in the bottle.

Ready for drinking in 6 - 8 years.

 

 

Winemaker: Beyers Truter -...

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 8 200.00
Lowest: R 7 000.00
Average: R 7 477.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 48
Cases Auctioned 26

Analysis

Alc: 14.81 vol%
RS: 2.00 g/l
TA: 6.00 g/l
pH: 3.44

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve 2017

Only two barrels made. One barrel sourced from a tiny, unique parcel grown on decomposed schist soils on our Porseleinberg vineyard and the other barrel from one of the best old vineyards in Stellenbosch.

Spontaneous fermentation in concrete Nico Velo vats, 25% whole cluster and élevaged for 18 months in French barriques.

Tasting Notes: Floral notes abound on the nose, an indicator of the wine’s part Swartland pedigree; explosion of white pepper and spicy aromatics on the palate as expected from a cooler maritime-influenced vineyard.

Winemaker: Marc Kent

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 12 000.00
Lowest: R 8 000.00
Average: R 8 900.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 80
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 13.83 vol%
RS: 2.11 g/l
TA: 5.00 g/l
pH: 3.74

Boplaas Cape Vintage Auction Reserve 2016

Crafted from four old vine Portuguese varietals, hand harvested at optimal ripeness and fermented in lagars with intense manual pigeage to extract optimal avour, colour and tannins prior to forti cation with wine spirit and matured for two years in old, large format French oak barrels before bottling unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: A bouquet of crushed black berry, tart cranberry, kirsch and purple plums with bright allspice top notes, intermingled with fynbos and savoury undercurrents.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 000.00
Lowest: R 2 800.00
Average: R 3 256.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 104
Cases Auctioned 36

Analysis

Alc: 18.84 vol%
RS: 105.80 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.49

Boplaas Daniel's Legacy 8-Year Potstill Brandy

The grapes are picked at 18°C with a high acidity (as in Cognac). Fermentation took place between 15 – 16°C. Fine aromas from Colombar. Left on the lees for malolactic fermentation before distillation for more complexity. Distilled in an old (100 year old) Santagans Copper still. Double distillation to 70% alcohol and aged in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:  Climatic conditions of the Klein Karoo have created a brandy brimming with ripe stone fruits, honey, herbal and floral notes and a sublimely smooth mouthfeel and finish.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 080.00
Lowest: R 1 600.00
Average: R 1 845.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 72
Cases Auctioned 22

Analysis

Alc: 39.71 vol%
RS:
TA:
pH:

Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2017

Naturally fermented. 30% whole cluster included. Punched down in open fermenters and kept on its skins for 12 days. Aged for 16 months in new and old 400 litre French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Layers of perfumed fruit, white pepper, lavender and oak spices. Beautiful freshness from partial whole bunch fermentation. This wine ends with a lingering aftertaste. Great ageing potential.

Winemaker: Jacques Borman

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 600.00
Lowest: R 6 000.00
Average: R 6 264.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 80
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 1.60 g/l
TA: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.57

Cederberg Teen Die Hoog Shiraz 2017

The grapes are berry sorted by hand. Cold maceration for two days followed by two punchdowns a day and gentle pump-overs throughout fermentation. Matured in new 225 litre French oak, tight grain barrels for 15 months. A selection of the best three barrels.

Tasting Notes: The Shiraz shows great fruit intensity with aromas of mulberries and blackberries. A combination of sweet spice and violets on the nose, ending with a firm structure on the palate.

Winemaker: David Nieuwoudt

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 8 000.00
Lowest: R 7 200.00
Average: R 7 465.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 120
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.61 vol%
RS: 3.30 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.43

De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot noir 2017

Fruit yield vineyard experiment done. Crushed. Four days cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation with punch-down, pressed and transferred to second fill barrels. Malolactic fermentation in barrels, 12 months’ wood maturation.

Tasting Notes:  A bouquet of floral perfume and ripe maraschino cherries is followed by elegant sweet liquorice spice on the palate. Oak with a well-rounded, rich flavour and lengthy finish.

Winemaker: Charles Hopkins

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 000.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 3 844.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 99
Cases Auctioned 36

Analysis

Alc: 14.29 vol%
RS: 2.00 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.38

De Grendel Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Crushed, 18 hours skin contact. Settling. Fermentation for 10 days in third fill barrels. 110 days lees contact in barrel. Stabilisation and bottling.

Tasting Notes: Granadilla, gooseberries and blackcurrant leaf greet the taster with pleasing aromas and secondary characteristics of asparagus. The extended lees contact and use of oak ensure a lengthy finish.

Winemaker: Charles Hopkins

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 200.00
Lowest: R 1 800.00
Average: R 1 922.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 97
Cases Auctioned 36

Analysis

Alc: 13.14 vol%
RS: 2.30 g/l
TA: 7.80 g/l
pH: 3.42

De Trafford Chenin Blanc Reserve 2017

The grapes are produced by top quality, low yielding clones SN220 and SN24 from an 11-year-old, meticulously managed Keermont vineyard. This is a single, 225 litre barrel of Chenin Blanc that took nearly a year to complete its natural ferment and turned out exceptionallywell. We nurtured the wine for a further 9 months in the same barrel before bottling by
hand, unfiltered as usual.

Tasting Notes: Deep straw colour. Fresh dusty apricot nose with complex creaminess from the long lees contact. Honey, beeswax and floral notes. Vibrant creamy palate with layers of flavours and a long, nutty finish.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 200.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 2 875.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 40
Cases Auctioned 32

Analysis

Alc: 14.43 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.31

De Trafford Perspective 2017 (1.5 L bottles)

The best new French oak barrels of our Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from our Mont Fleur vineyard 393m above sea level were selected. After a year, the barrels were blended into a single old 700 litre barrel and matured for a further nine months. Twothirds were bottled especially for the Guild Auction and the balance added to our Elevation 393 blend. Wild yeast fermentation, no fining, no filtration.

Tasting Notes: Deep, bright red colour. Dark berry and cherry nose with graphite, herbs, chalk and cedar notes. Tightly structured, elegant palate with fine tannins and well balanced fruit and savoury aspects.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 000.00
Lowest: R 5 500.00
Average: R 5 625.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 1.5 L
Case Size: 3 x 1.5L
Cases Produced: 12
Cases Auctioned 8

Analysis

Alc: 14.86 vol%
RS: 1.40 g/l
TA: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.57

De Trafford Perspective 2017 (750ml bottles)

The best new French oak barrels of our Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from our Mont Fleur vineyard 393m above sea level were selected. After a year, the barrels were blended into a single old 700 litre barrel and matured for a further nine months. Twothirds were bottled especially for the Guild Auction and the balance added to our Elevation 393 blend. Wild yeast fermentation, no fining, no filtration.

Tasting Notes: Deep, bright red colour. Dark berry and cherry nose with graphite, herbs, chalk and cedar notes. Tightly structured, elegant palate with fine tannins and well balanced fruit and savoury aspects.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 500.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 4 197.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 92
Cases Auctioned 70

Analysis

Alc: 14.86 vol%
RS: 1.40 g/l
TA: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.57

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A selected parcel from the Delaire vineyards. Whole berry fermented for two weeks and kept on skins for further six weeks. Malolactic fermentation in barrel and aged for 18 months. Bottle matured for two years.

Tasting Notes: Velvet textured, complex and powerful. Cassis, bright dark fruit and spicy flavours dominate in a layered and lingering finish.

Winemaker: Morné Vrey

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 3 600.00
Average: R 3 874.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 73
Cases Auctioned 54

Analysis

Alc: 14.88 vol%
RS: 2.70 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.43

DeMorgenzon Gravitas 2017

The grape varieties are fermented separately in concrete and stainless steel. Fermentation of whole berries with a percentage whole bunch is concluded without yeast addition. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation is followed by 18 months ageing in used French oak cask. Bottled without filtration.

Tasting Notes: Floral and spice aromas are complemented by a concentrated core of juicy berry fruit. The palate is structured and tightly packed with fine tannin. The finish is dry and refreshing.

Ready for drinking in 2020 with further maturation until 2030.

 

Winemaker: Carl van der Me...

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 000.00
Lowest: R 3 500.00
Average: R 3 988.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 60
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 1.60 g/l
TA: 4.50 g/l
pH: 3.73

Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016

A selection of the grapes from vines on the clay-rich section of our GS vineyard that yields far less than the surrounding vines. Small egg tank fermentation with three punch-downs a day was followed by a soft press and 18 months in new French oak before an egg whitening, light filtration and bottling.

Tasting Notes: Dense and dark with a cedar spice and ripe, cassis nose. This wine shows the typical iron-fisted structure of great Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon. Terrific linear acidity, bright fruit and wood tannin.

Winemaker: David Finlayson

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 800.00
Lowest: R 3 500.00
Average: R 4 020.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 80
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.56 vol%
RS: 3.00 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.48

Ernie Els CWG 2016

The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of early morning and the grape bunches were gently destalked and lightly crushed. On the sorting table, all excess stalks and rotten berries were carefully removed by hand. Fermentation took place in small 300 litre open top oak barrels with three weeks’ extended maturation. The wines were punched down manually five times a day, ensuring maximum colour extraction from the skins. Each variety was separately vinified and blended after 18 months of maturation.

Tasting Notes: Immediately impactful. Complex, with an array of fruit, oak and savoury aromas. Black cherry, red currant, crushed stone, tilled earth and toasty oak, all underscored by refined tannins.

Winemaker: Louis Strydom

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 200.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 456.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 80
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.98 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.65

Frans K Smit 20 Year Celebration 2015

The grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and hand-sorted before fermentation. Vintage 2015 was a special year where very little interference and soft extraction in the winemaking process was required. The wine was naturally fermented in 400 litre roller barrels. After 12 months of barrel maturation, the wine was blended and returned to barrel for 12 more
months.

Tasting Notes: Dark edged, this wine shows prominent ripe blackcurrant on the nose with hints of cassis and spicy undertones. It is full bodied with layers of fruit and spice and a well-integrated tannin structure. 50 cases of this wine were previously sold on the 2018 Auction.

Winemaker: Frans Smit

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 500.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 240.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 114
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 15.00 vol%
RS: 3.40 g/l
TA: 6.10 g/l
pH: 3.60

Graham Beck Agrafe Fermented & Crown Cape Fermented MCC 2014

Each case of this wine contains 3 bottles fermented in the Agarfe style and three bottles fermented under Crown Cap.

Part 1: Agrafe Fermentation: This is an expression of a Cap Classique that has been fermented under a natural cork for the secondary fermentation. This is a return to the traditional way of fermentation in Champagne and Cap Classique. The type of nish is known as the Agrafe closure. This wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and portrays a unique flavour profile and texture to the standard traditional CrownCap fermentation. It has spent 48 months on the secondary lees before disgorgement.


Part 2: Crown Cap Fermentation: This is an expression of a Cap Classique that has been fermented under the normal crown cap for the secondary fermentation. This is a modern way of fermentation in Champagne and Cap Classique.


The wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and portrays a unique different flavour profile and texture to the Agrafe fermentation. It has spent 48 months on the secondary lees before disgorgement. The finish to this wine secured with a muselet to show the difference.

Tasting Notes: Good entry of lime zest and classic creamy complexity. Well supported by the richness from the Pinot on the palate with great elegance and finesse with great yeast complexity and surprising freshness.

Winemaker: Pieter Ferreira

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 2 400.00
Average: R 3 073.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 82
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 11.90 vol%
RS: 1.20 g/l
TA: 6.30 g/l
pH: 3.15

Grangehurst Auction Reserve 2015 (1.5L bottles)

The grapes were hand-harvested, destemmed, hand-sorted, crushed and pumped to open fermentation tanks.  Manual punch-downs four to six times per day for colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Basket pressed and matured for 30 months in French oak barrels and gentle gravity-flow bottling.

Tasting Notes: Dark cherries; spicy liquorice with subtle vanilla notes. Dry entry with a rich mid-palate and a lingering juicy acidity. Well-structured ending with integrated 'dusty-savoury' tannins.

Ready for drinking from 2021 to 2030.

 

 

Winemaker: Jeremy Walker

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 400.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 150.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 1.5 L
Case Size: 3 x 1.5L
Cases Produced: 44
Cases Auctioned 16

Analysis

Alc: 14.30 vol%
RS: 2.60 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.67

Grangehurst Auction Reserve 2015 (750ml bottles)

The grapes were hand-harvested, destemmed, hand-sorted, crushed and pumped to open fermentation tanks.  Manual punch-downs four to six times per day for colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Basket pressed and matured for 30 months in French oak barrels and gentle gravity-flow bottling.

Tasting Notes: Dark cherries; spicy liquorice with subtle vanilla notes. Dry entry with a rich mid-palate and a lingering juicy acidity. Well-structured ending with integrated 'dusty-savoury' tannins.

Ready for drinking from 2021 to 2030

Winemaker: Jeremy Walker

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 800.00
Lowest: R 4 200.00
Average: R 4 718.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced:
Cases Auctioned

Analysis

Alc: 14.30 vol%
RS: 2.60 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.67

Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Auction Reserve 2017

The grapes were harvested at 25.5-26° Balling and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine matured for 14 months in 225 litre French oak barrels, of which 34% were new French oak, 28% second fill, 25% third fill and13% fourth fill barrels.

Tasting Notes: Layers of blackcurrant, black cherries and wood spice on the nose are supported by graphite and cigar box flavours. Cassis and cherries follow on the palate. Fine dry tannin promises good ageing potential.

Ready for drinking over the next 10 years.

 

 

Winemaker: Boela Gerber

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 200.00
Lowest: R 4 400.00
Average: R 4 990.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 75
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.36 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.60

Hartenberg CWG Auction Shiraz 2016

As always, this wine is a blend of two single sites at Hartenberg. A single barrel of the flagship Gravel Hill, growing in iron ferricrete soils was blended with two barrels of near neighbour, The Stork Shiraz that grows in deep, clay-rich, ochre-coloured Tukulu soil. The former lends tannin and backbone to the blend, whilst the latter contributes intense berry fruit and succulence. The preceding vintage, 2015, was the only CWG Auction wine to receive a Platter’s 5 * in their 2019 Guide.

Tasting Notes: White pepper and perfumed notes on the bouquet. The palate entry is supple and elegant, whilst the mid-palate shows spicy, garrigue and black berries. Ends with a richness of fruit and fine, dry tannins.

Drink from 2021 to 2031.

Winemaker: Carl Schultz

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 9 800.00
Lowest: R 7 800.00
Average: R 8 488.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 85
Cases Auctioned 52

Analysis

Alc: 14.16 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.32

Jordan CWG Chardonnay 2018

Specially made for the CWG Auction, this benchmark Chardonnay from the oldest hillside vineyards on Jordan Wine Estate is traditionally made according to classic Burgundian winemaking techniques. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 litre French oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a reserve style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600-million-year-old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the classic mineral flavours.

Tasting Notes: An iconic Chardonnay with intense mineral, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouth-feel and balanced oak integrate superbly with the tropical fruit finish.

Winemaker: Gary Jordan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 4 200.00
Average: R 4 524.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 75
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 13.00 vol%
RS: 2.40 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.37

Jordan Sophia 2016

Specially made for the CWG Auction from our best hillside vineyards on Jordan Wine Estate, this wine has been named ‘Sophia’ after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Traditional pump-overs on the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with extended maceration after fermentation ensure a Bordeaux-like complexity. Barrel ageing for 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels, of which two-thirds were new, has created a classic benchmark wine with an opulent structure and texture to age for many years.

Tasting Notes: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine rich blackberry fruit, hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent fruit.

Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

 

Winemaker: Gary Jordan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 200.00
Lowest: R 6 200.00
Average: R 6 808.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 75
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 13.50 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.57

Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2016

Grapes from 28 year old vineyards were picked at 24 degrees Balling. At the cellar the grapes were destemmed, sorted and crushed into open top "kuipe". The skins were punched down every two hours for five days. After malolactic fermentation, the blend was made and the wine went into 100% new French oak barrels for 24 months.

Tasting Notes: Perfume, red berries and floral notes are prominent on the nose, with a friendly and elegant palate. This is a classic example of this wine and also representative of the vintage.

This wine will be ready for drinking in 2021.

 

Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 14 500.00
Lowest: R 10 500.00
Average: R 11 525.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 60
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 13.94 vol%
RS: 2.90 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.47

Kanonkop CWG Pinotage 2017

Old unirrigated bush vines with yields of 4-5 tons per hectare were used to make this wine. The grapes were destemmed, sorted, crushed and fermented in open top “kuipe” for four days. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel and spent a total of 19 months in barrel.

Tasting Notes: Deep red colour with aromas of plum, cake spice and dark chocolate. The palate has a fruit sweetness that is balanced with savoury spice notes and a long dry finish.

Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar

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6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 000.00
Lowest: R 5 500.00
Average: R 6 063.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 70
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 13.84 vol%
RS: 2.80 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.60

Leeu Passant Radicales Libres 2014

This is not a normal wine. It is a force of nature. This wine was inspired by the concentrated white wines of Rioja that are created by picking at normal ripeness levels followed by fermentation and several years of barrel maturation.

From the incredibly cool Barrydale valley in the Klein Karoo, after fermentation this Chardonnay was aged in barrel for a further FIVE YEARS! In that time, as water evaporates, everything else in the wine concentrates. It is an intentionally powerful experience

Tasting Notes: Salt and Almonds and Time and Power. This wine is bulletproof and will pair amazingly with hard cheese and salty nuts.

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 200.00
Lowest: R 6 500.00
Average: R 6 979.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 150
Cases Auctioned 28

Analysis

Alc: 15.00 vol%
RS: 1.20 g/l
TA: 6.40 g/l
pH: 3.34

Luddite The Lone Stranger 2017

Small bin fermentation with regular hand punch-downs. All components fermented separately and pressed into barrel where the wine spent 24 months before being blended and bottled.

Tasting Notes : Colour: Dark purple/garnet
Nose: Dark fruit, allspice, hint of liquorice and cloves
Palate: Rich dark entry, beautifully balanced mid-palate with red fruit and spice, with a long refreshing finish

Dark, juicy and refreshing

Winemaker: Niels Verburg

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6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 800.00
Lowest: R 4 400.00
Average: R 4 960.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 95
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.84 vol%
RS: 2.30 g/l
TA: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.63

Luddite Wonderland Avenue Grenache 2018

Small batch fermentation in open bins. Half of the ferment was crushed and destalked with hand punch-downs; the other half underwent whole bunch carbonic maceration in a sealed bin. After a short time in barrel, the two fermentation components were blended together and bottled.

Tasting Notes : Fresh, vibrant red tones
Nose: Freshly crushed strawberries, spice, cinnamon and red fruit
Palate: Zippy, fresh entry, dominated by red fruit and spice with a long refreshing finish
Juicy, fresh and delicious

Winemaker: Niels Verburg

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 000.00
Lowest: R 3 000.00
Average: R 3 253.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 93
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 13.14 vol%
RS: 1.90 g/l
TA: 5.00 g/l
pH: 3.65

Miles Mossop Wines Maximilian 2014

This is a selection from the best performing vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon that would normally make up a component of the Max blend. Fermented and matured separately, the grapes are treated with the utmost care and respect of fruit. The winemaking process is simple - follow a natural process to preserve what is inherently perfect in the fruit, to an end
product which can be bottled.

Tasting Notes: This wine is intense and dark. Displaying notes of cassis, blackberry and cedar wood. Hints of tobacco leaf and a firm tannic, savoury finish.

Winemaker: Miles Mossop

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 200.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 610.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 60
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 2.70 g/l
TA: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.52

Miles Mossop Wines Saskia-Jo 2017

This is a selection of the best performing parcels of vineyards used for the Saskia blend. These parcels are fermented and matured separately, being blended to best express the environment they are grown in. Naturally guided through the winemaking process to preserve what is inherently in the fruit until bottling. Bottled without filtration or fining.

Tasting Notes: The aromas and flavours are intense and complex, with notes of white peach, orange blossom, fresh brioche and toasted almonds with a hint of struck match on the nose.

Winemaker: Miles Mossop

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 800.00
Lowest: R 1 600.00
Average: R 2 000.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 45
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.45 vol%
RS: 1.70 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.41

Mullineux 'The Gris' Semillon Old Vines 2018

59 years ago Chubby Checker popularised The Twist, the first Weather Satellite was launched, Albert Camus died, Bono was born, the laser was invented, JFK was elected US president, a loaf of bread cost 9 cents, To Kill A Mockingbird was published, South Africa was not a republic, the first animals were successfully sent into Earth's orbit and back, the heart pacemaker was invented and these heritage vines were planted in the Swartland.

Tasting Notes: Planted in 1960, this extremely rare, dry-farmed Semillon Gris heritage vineyard on the granite soils of the Paardeberg was hand-picked and fermented naturally in a single barrel.

Try this wine while listening to "Stay" by Maurice Williams, written in 1960.

 

 

 

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 400.00
Lowest: R 4 400.00
Average: R 4 700.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 46
Cases Auctioned 32

Analysis

Alc: 13.54 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.31

Neil Ellis Wines The Designate 2013

A vineyard selected blend from two premium sites, known to grow quality grapes of distinct style. The Tempranillo, from the Bottelary hills, overlooking False Bay. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from the Jonkershoek Valley. These exquisite parcels were fermented separately. A series of punch-downs and pump-overs were employed to manage extraction. Blending commenced in September 2013 to give these components enough time to marry. The wine spent 18 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Dark, intense garnet colour. A subtle nose of dark and red cherries, violets and perfumed notes leading into masala spice and tobacco finish. The palate is elegant yet complex and dense. Dark berries and liquorice unfolds into an elegant and lengthy balanced palate.

Optimal for drinking now until 2029.

Winemaker: Warren Ellis

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 800.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 4 355.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 100
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 1.90 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.59

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Sandford Chardonnay 2018

Sandford offers a sense of energy and vitality when intertwined with the richness of Chardonnay. Coarse, loose grains of granite and quartz reach down to red, iron-rich clay in the soil that underlines the wine’s structure and grip. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, the whole bunches were pressed directly to barrel for fermentation to nish the following spring. Matured for 11 months, the wine is racked through coarse filtration to older barrels for 6 months élevage before bottling.

Tasting Notes: Beaming yellow fruit and mineral crushed stones drive the vigour in the nose, fleshed out with richer stone fruit and roasted chestnuts. Luxuriant front palate merges in to a linear and grippy finish.

Winemaker: Gordon Newton J...

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 4 200.00
Average: R 4 518.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 50
Cases Auctioned 34

Analysis

Alc: 13.24 vol%
RS: 2.57 g/l
TA: 6.52 g/l
pH: 3.23

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards The Awakening Mourvèdre

Writhing out of the deep granite formation of ochre-coloured saprolite rocks, each one of these densely planted Mourvèdre bush vines is a sculpted testament to the intensely avoured grapes they produce. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, submerged whole bunches and berries were fermented in closed oak vats with no applied extraction. Matured for 12 months in puncheon barrels, the wine was racked and blended back for a further 3 months élevage. No fining or filtration before bottling.

Tasting Notes: The petrichor smell of rain on hot stones leads to a dense cassis and graphite core, laced with allspice and dried buchu. Chiselled linear tannins are threaded with savoury liquorice in to the finish.

Winemaker: Gordon Newton J...

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 000.00
Lowest: R 3 200.00
Average: R 3 918.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 49
Cases Auctioned 34

Analysis

Alc: 13.79 vol%
RS: 1.67 g/l
TA: 5.74 g/l
pH: 3.39

Paul Cluver Auction Selection Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir sourced from two of our highest lying Pinot Noir vineyards. After extensive bunch and berry sorting, the grapes (15% whole cluster) were transferred to 3.5 ton wooden open top fermenters by gravity. After seven days of cold soaking, the fermentation started spontaneously. During fermentation, the skin cap was punched down by hand twice a day. The wine was pressed and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation and maturation. After 13 months, the wine was blended for bottling.

Tasting Notes: A wine with a beautiful bright red colour and an inviting nose of red berry fruit. The palate is juicy, with fresh red fruit and fine, grainy tannins. An elegant wine with a lingering savoury aftertaste.

Drink now and over the next 8 - 10 years.

 

 

 

Winemaker: Andries Burger

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 800.00
Lowest: R 6 000.00
Average: R 6 267.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 62
Cases Auctioned 36

Analysis

Alc: 13.86 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.51

Raats Family Wines The Fountain Terroir Specific Chenin Blanc 2018

The grapes were whole bunch pressed directly to barrel and allowed to naturally ferment. Thereafter the wine was matured in a seasoned 300 litre French oak barrel - 11 months on gross lees - allowing for perfect integration of flavours and texture.

Tasting Notes: The wine offers a complex nose showing quince, peach and apple, with lemongrass and ginger spices giving it more dimension alongside the mineral intensity of the finish.

Winemaker: Bruwer Raats

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 500.00
Lowest: R 3 200.00
Average: R 3 596.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 60
Cases Auctioned 46

Analysis

Alc: 13.00 vol%
RS: 2.00 g/l
TA: 6.40 g/l
pH: 3.23

Rijk's CWG Pinotage 2016

The grapes were hand-picked at night. A 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation. Pigeage took place three times a day to extract tannin and colour. Skins were pressed at 4° Balling. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. Matured for 22 months in a new and a second ll 300 litre French oak barrel.

Tasting Notes: This opaque, black coloured wine has a complex nose of liquorice and blackcurrant, supported by some fynbos aromas. These exquisite aromas carry through onto a rich, creamy palate.

Winemaker: Pierre Wahl

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 9 000.00
Lowest: R 5 900.00
Average: R 7 068.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 60
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.82 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.46

Saronsberg The Inner Circle 2016

This single barrel is the result of blending the very best barrels destined for our acclaimed Full Circle blend. No compromise was made for volume, and only the best of the best was used, keeping to the blending percentages of the Full Circle. Aged for 20 months in new French oak and bottle aged for a year, this wine will bring joy for years to come.

Tasting Notes: Combining the most concentrated fruit from our best vineyards gives us greater complexity, a wine of unparalleled richness and concentrated flavours of fynbos, spice and dark fruit.

Winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 500.00
Lowest: R 7 000.00
Average: R 7 236.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 65
Cases Auctioned 44

Analysis

Alc: 14.93 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 6.80 g/l
pH: 3.24

Silverthorn Big Dog V Methode Cap Classique 2014

Made in the traditional Cap Classique method, both the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir grapes were whole bunch harvested and pressed. The Chardonnay portion was barrel fermented and aged in old French oak barrels to enhance the creaminess and complexity, while the Pinot Noir portion was cold fermented in stainless steel in order to accentuate the red apple characters. After blending, the wine was bottle fermented and aged on the lees for 50 months. The wine was aged on the cork for nine months.

Tasting Notes: The aim with Big Dog V is to create a rich and complex bubbly without compromising finesse and elegance. An enticing roasted almond, marzipan and cookie spice bouquet supported by a creamy palate.

Winemaker: John Loubser

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 800.00
Lowest: R 3 000.00
Average: R 3 995.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 70
Cases Auctioned 42

Analysis

Alc: 12.22 vol%
RS: 5.00 g/l
TA: 6.60 g/l
pH: 3.17

Spier Farm House Organic Chenin Blanc 2017

Naturally skin fermented Chenin Blanc from 35-year-old dry land Chenin Blanc vineyards. The grapes were harvested at full ripeness and fermented in an older French oak barrel. The wine was bottled with almost no sulphur addition.

Tasting Notes: Bright, golden, yellow hues with butterscotch, apricots and hints of citrus on the nose. A rich mouth-watering palate precedes a lingering crisp finish. Pairs well with butter chicken or pork belly.

Winemaker: Frans Smit

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 200.00
Lowest: R 3 000.00
Average: R 3 453.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 53
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.81 vol%
RS: 1.40 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.59

Strydom Family Wines Paradigm 2016

The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot form the core of this wine and the grapes were specially selected within the vineyards and fermented separately. After maturing in French oak barrels for 12 months, the best barrels were blended together and then matured for another 6 months. Prior to bottling, a fresh portion of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc from the 2017 vintage were added to complete the full Bordeaux-style wine.

Tasting notes: This is a well-balanced wine with a soft entry and fresh inner core. The palate shows red and dark fruit flavours, graphite and refined tannins.

Winemaker: Rianie Strydom

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 600.00
Lowest: R 3 000.00
Average: R 3 189.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 100
Cases Auctioned 70

Analysis

Alc: 14.10 vol%
RS: 2.70 g/l
TA: 6.00 g/l
pH: 3.49

Villiera Drip Barrel Cabernet Franc 2017

Ripe Cabernet Franc was crushed and destalked, followed by fermentation in a pump-over container to maintain the integrity of the skins. We were only interested in the Drip Barrels. This is the fermenting wine that drips out of the berries under the weight of the skins after drawing off. It is the heart of the wine. The juice is dark, clear, beautifully balanced and intense. The fermentation completed in a mix of new and used French barrels and after 18 months of maturation, it was bottled.

Tasting Notes: Intensely perfumed, showing some finesse with dark berry fruit and spice with an underlying smokiness. It is ripe with textured tannins and a long finish.

Winemaker: Jeff Grier

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 333.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 59
Cases Auctioned 36

Analysis

Alc: 14.57 vol%
RS: 1.60 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.51