Marc Kent's 2013 CWG Auction Wine

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve 2011 100% Syrah Wine of Origin Coastal Region The grapes were harvested in the second week of February and chilled in a cold room overnight. Multiple hand selection, followed by de-stemming without crushing. The must was left to cold macerate for 4 days before alcoholic fermentation started naturally. Alcoholic fermentation took 14 days and the wine was left on the skins for a week before pressing into a second fill Saury barrique. One racking was done at 18 months, with the wine completing its 27 months of maturation in barrel; egg white fining and filtration before bottling. This wine shows the uniqueness of a well-drained, south-facing Wellington slope of decomposed granite. Minimal intervention and an artisanal approach in the cellar complement the character of this unique site.

Tasting Notes: The nose offers complex notes of prunes, blueberry, dried herbs, vanilla, ground pepper and sweeter floral undertones. Massive fruit and earthy notes follow through onto the palate with a chalky finish.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 42 Qty. cases on offer 30 Alc 14.45 vol% RS 1.8 g/l TA 5.1 g/l pH 3.9 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.