Kevin Arnold's 2013 CWG Auction Wine

Waterford Estate 2009 Auction Reserve 2BBCabernet Sauvignon 53%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet franc 14% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

Selected vineyard parcels fermented in 2000 litre stainless steel tanks. The blend was made post malolactic fermentation and aged for 26 months in medium toast French oak.

Tasting Notes: Aromas of cassis and pencil shavings characterise the aroma of this blend. On the palate there are firm, well-integrated tannins that are polished to perfection - leaving you with a long and classically-dry finish.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 100 Qty. cases on offer 50 Alc 14.0 vol% RS 2.9 g/l TA 5.5 g/l pH 3.68   Waterford Estate Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2011100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

Fruit selected from within a single vineyard underwent natural alcoholic fermentation in 500 litre Burgundy barrels. Malolactic fermentation was prohibited and the wine was allowed to age on the gross lees for 12 months.

Tasting Notes: Vibrant aromatics of citrus blossoms, lime cordial and a touch of roasted almond from the oak. The palate is elegantly rich and well structured, a slight oiliness on the finish, relating to the intensity of the 2011 vintage. The wine is still youthful and will only settle into its best in 5 to 8 years.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 80 Qty. cases on offer 30 Alc 13.61 vol% RS 1.8 g/l TA 5.2 g/l pH 3.68 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 or phone: +27 (0)21 852 0408.