Johan Malan's 2013 CWG Auction Wines

Simonsig Heirloom Shiraz 2011100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

Harvested at 26° balling and left on the skins for 26 days for perfect extraction of colour, fruit and condensing of the tannins. Straight into new barrels for malolactic fermentation and a few barrel to barrel rackings. The one barrel was Allier medium toast seasoned for 24 months and the second was Nevers seasoned for 36 months. Bottled after 19 months.

Tasting Notes: Dark Persian carpet red with youthful crimson rim. Delicious sweet brambleberry and black cherry fruit with a touch of earthy dried fynbos aromas. Densely packed liquorice and cloves embellish the fruit on the palate. The velvety tannins are in total harmony with the oak and fruit to leave a lingering complex finish.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 90 Qty. cases on offer 70 Alc 15.5 vol% RS 4.0 g/l TA 5.7 g/l pH 3.5   Simonsig “The Russety One” Roussanne 2012Roussanne 100% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

The grapes were hand-picked and cooled overnight before being crushed directly into the press. Wild yeast fermented in 5 year old Allier medium toast barrique. The wine spent 13 months in wood before bottling in April 2013.

Tasting Notes: Roussanne is subtle and restrained in its youth, but with a great reputation for long ageing. The citrus blossom and lemongrass aromas are given further impact by a zesty limestone minerality. The palate is full-bodied with a silky, viscous texture and a bright, natural acidity. Delicious floral, apricot and hints of honey linger on the palate of this hand-crafted wine.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 40 Qty. cases on offer 32 Alc 14.5 vol% RS 4.3 g/l TA 7.3 g/l pH 3.07 The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is open to the trade and general public. To attend the auction, to register to bid or for details of our online, telephonic or proxy bidding options, please contact the Cape Winemakers Guild Office on info@capewinemakersguild.com or phone: +27 (0)21 852 0408.