The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction of rare Cape wines Day of sale: Saturday, 5 October 2013 at 9 a.m. Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch Phone: +27 (0)21 852 0408 Fax: +27 (0)21 852 0409 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.capewinemakersguild.com
ORDER OF BIDDING
ITEM NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
WINE ON OFFER Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2010 Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve 2011 Ernie Els CWG 2011 Etienne le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2010 Paul Cluver The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2012 Neil Ellis Auction Reserve Pinotage 2011 De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2011 Teddy Hall Eva (Krotoa) Chenin blanc Noble Late Harvest 2012 Hermanuspietersfontein Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Spier Auction Reserve Frans K Smit 2010 Graham Beck Wines Non Plus Ultra Cap Classique 2008 AA Badenhorst Family Wines L.D.R. Shiraz 2011 Rijk’s CWG Chenin Blanc 2012 Hartenberg Auction Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Bruce Jack Happy Hour 2009 Grangehurst Auction Reserve 2007 Cape Point Vineyards Auction Reserve White 2012 Vriesenhof Pinot Noir Bin 115 2008 Saronsberg CWG Viognier 2011 Luddite “Just Alice” Shiraz Mourvèdre 2010 Simonsig “The Russety One” Roussanne 2012 Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2011 Groot Constantia Auction Reserve Shiraz 2010 Nitida Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Twenty Eight 2013 Miles Mossop Wines Maximilian 2011 Sijnn Syrah 2011 (1.5 Litre bottles) Sijnn Syrah 2011 (750ml bottles) Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2012 Cederberg Teen Die Hoog Shiraz 2011 Boplaas Cape Vintage Auction Reserve 2009
LOTS 1 - 14 15 - 23 24 - 42 43 - 59 60 - 67 68 - 75 76 - 84 85 - 95 96 - 114 115 - 132 133 - 143 144 - 153 154 - 164 165 - 176 177 - 188 189 - 205 206 - 219 220 - 231 232 - 241 242 - 258 259 - 268 269 - 284 285 - 296 297 - 307 308 - 319 320 - 323 324 - 337 338 - 349 350 - 366 367 - 374
NO. OF CASES 60 x 6 x 750ml 30 x 6 x 750ml 70 x 6 x 750ml 80 x 6 x 750ml 40 x 6 x 750ml 40 x 6 x 750ml 44 x 6 x 750ml 40 x 6 x 375ml 70 x 6 x 750ml 72 x 6 x 750ml 40 x 6 x 750ml 60 x 6 x 750ml 44 x 6 x 750ml 80 x 6 x 750ml 60 x 6 x 750ml 70 x 6 x 750ml 44 x 6 x 750ml 74 x 6 x 750ml 26 x 6 x 750ml 100 x 6 x 750ml 32 x 6 x 750ml 50 x 6 x 750ml 40 x 6 x 750ml 40 x 6 x 750ml 60 x 6 x 750ml 12 x 3 x 1.5L 66 x 6 x 750ml 40 x 6 x 750ml 60 x 6 x 750ml 30 x 6 x 750ml
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ORDER OF BIDDING ITEM NO. 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
WINE ON OFFER Charity Auction Item – an 18 Litre bottle of 2011 Members Reserve Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2012 Haskell Vineyards Paradigm 2008 Villiera Meteor Cap Classique 2008 Kleine Zalze 3 Expressions 2010 Lanner Hill Double Barrel White 2012 Beyerskloof Traildust Pinotage 2011 Boschkloof Auction Reserve Syrah 2011 Waterford Estate Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2011 The Drift We’re Here 2011 Boplaas Ox Wagon 1880 Auction Reserve Potstill Brandy Paul Cluver CWG Pinot Noir 2011 John Loubser Thirteen 2011 De Grendel Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Graham Beck Wines The Catalyst 2010 AA Badenhorst Family Wines White Grenache Vuilgoed 3 2012 Saronsberg Die Erf Shiraz 2011 Vriesenhof Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Tokara Tribute 2012 Teddy Hall Maria van Swaanswijk Auction Reserve Chardonnay 2012 Waterford Estate 2009 Auction Reserve 2BB Hartenberg Auction Reserve Shiraz 2010 Kaapzicht Cape Blend 2010 Haskell Vineyards Merlot 2010 Rijk’s CWG Shiraz 2011 Jordan Sophia 2010 Bouchard Finlayson Auction Reserve Estate Chardonnay 2012 Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2010 Simonsig Heirloom Shiraz 2011 Neil Ellis Auction Reserve 2011
LOTS NO. OF CASES 375 376 - 389 80 x 6 x 750ml 390 - 402 70 x 6 x 750ml 403 - 415 40 x 6 x 750ml 416 - 432 80 x 6 x 750ml 433 - 449 60 x 6 x 750ml 450 - 461 40 x 6 x 750ml 462 - 473 40 x 6 x 750ml 474 - 482 30 x 6 x 750ml 483 - 494 60 x 6 x 750ml 495 - 501 24 x 6 x 750ml 502 - 509 40 x 6 x 750ml 510 - 522 42 x 6 x 750ml 523 - 532 44 x 6 x 750ml 533 - 543 50 x 6 x 750ml 544 - 551 40 x 6 x 750ml 552 - 564 42 x 6 x 750ml 565 - 581 100 x 3 x 1.5L 582 - 593 60 x 6 x 750ml 594 - 605 60 x 6 x 750ml 606 - 618 50 x 6 x 750ml 619 - 632 80 x 6 x 750ml 633 - 649 60 x 6 x 750ml 650 - 662 70 x 6 x 750ml 663 - 673 38 x 6 x 750ml 674 - 687 80 x 6 x 750ml 688 - 704 80 x 6 x 750ml 705 - 716 40 x 6 x 750ml 717 - 729 70 x 6 x 750ml 730 - 739 60 x 6 x 750ml
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WELCOME NEDBANK IS CELEBRATING its 18th year in partnership with the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) – a partnership that is continuing to go from strength to strength. Nedbank sees the relationship with the CWG as a means to contribute to the growth and sustainability of the sector while at the same time playing our part in skills development and transformation within the wine industry. The success of the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Development Trust, established in September 1999 for the benefit of disadvantaged communities within the wine growing areas of South Africa, demonstrates our desire to make a meaningful contribution to the communities in which we operate. Our additional investment in the CWG Protégé Programme, with the aim of fast-tracking transformation in the South African wine industry, has made it possible for three additional protégés to be added to the programme in 2013. By investing in future winemakers we hope to contribute to the success and transformation of the industry for years to come. As a bank of choice for wine producers, Nedbank’s offering to the winemaking industry includes the services of a dedicated agriculture unit that combines specialist industry knowledge with years of relevant banking experience. This combination ensures that Nedbank is able to provide value-adding support to our clients, while at the same time reinforcing the bank’s commitment to ensuring that South African wines continue to rank among the best in the world. As the CWG grows from strength to strength, Nedbank is excited once again to partner with the Guild to Make Things Happen for a better wine industry and a better South Africa. Let’s fill our glasses with fine South African wine and drink a toast to the Chairman of the Guild, its members and its protégés. Kind regards
Mike Brown, Chief Executive, Nedbank Group 4
FOREWORD THE CAPE WINEMAKERS GUILD consists of South Africa’s leading winemakers and the annual Auction showcases the pinnacle of what they are capable of. The members meet monthly to taste and discuss the world’s top wines, to ensure continuous development of their skills. Last year was the 30th Anniversary of the Guild and to celebrate this landmark, a book, entitled “Cellarmasters in the Kitchen” was released. It emphasises that great wine needs to be complemented by great food and it seems that many of the Guild members are as capable in the kitchen as they are in the cellar. Cape Winemakers Guild members cover all the important wine categories in South Africa, from Cap Classique to Port, including quality red and white wine. They have also been at the forefront of opening up new regions or revitalising old regions and many have achieved this in an environmentally responsible manner. Apart from supporting all the existing initiatives to ensure that farm workers are not exploited, the Guild believes that it is a moral extension of its quest for wine making excellence to empower previously disadvantaged South Africans. The Protégé programme is the Guild’s way of empowering people through training and education. The success of the Protégé programme would not be possible without the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust. Along with Nedbank’s massive support, the Silent Auction and various Charity Auctions at Winemaker dinners around the country, generate the funds for the Trust. Nedbank’s on-going sponsorship of the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is much appreciated and I would like to thank Mike Brown for generously continuing the partnership between Nedbank and the Guild. The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is South Africa’s leading auction of rare and unique wines, open to the retail and restaurant trade as well as the general public. I hereby wish everyone a successful 2013 Auction. Kind Regards
Jeff Grier, CWG Chairman 5
2013 GUILD MEMBERS Abrie Beeslaar – Kanonkop Adi Badenhorst – AA Badenhorst Family Wines Andrea Mullineux – Mullineux Family Wines Andries Burger – Paul Cluver Estate Wines Bartho Eksteen – Hermanuspietersfontein Wingerde Bernhard Veller – Nitida Beyers Truter – Beyerskloof Boela Gerber – Groot Constantia Estate Braam van Velden Bruce Jack – The Drift Wines Carel Nel – Boplaas Carl Schultz – Hartenberg Estate Charles Hopkins – De Grendel Wines Coenie Snyman – Rust en Vrede Wine Estate Danie Steytler – Kaapzicht Estate David Finlayson – Edgebaston David Nieuwoudt – Cederberg Private Cellar David Trafford – De Trafford Wines Dewaldt Heyns – Saronsberg Cellar Duncan Savage – Cape Point Vineyards Etienne le Riche Frans Smit – Spier Wines Gary Jordan – Jordan Wine Estate 6
Gottfried Mocke – Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Jacques Borman – Boschkloof Jan Boland Coetzee – Vriesenhof Jeff Grier – Villiera Wines Jeremy Walker – Grangehurst Winery Johan Joubert – Kleine Zalze Wines Johan Malan – Simonsig John Loubser Kevin Arnold – Waterford Estate Kevin Grant – Ataraxia Louis Nel – Louis Wines Louis Strydom – Ernie Els Vineyards Marc Kent – Boekenhoutskloof Miles Mossop – Tokara Neil Ellis Nicky Versfeld – Lanner Hill Niels Verburg – Luddite Wines Peter Finlayson – Bouchard Finlayson Pierre Wahl – Rijk’s Private Cellar Pieter Ferreira – Graham Beck Wines Rianie Strydom – Haskell Vineyards Teddy Hall – Teddy Hall Wines
SOUTH AFRICA’S FINEST WINEMAKERS INNOVATION, BENCHMARKING and the sharing of knowledge spanning over thirty years of winemaking excellence, is the proud accomplishment of the Cape Winemakers Guild. The Guild, an association of some of South Africa’s finest winemakers, has evolved into a body of 45 members who jointly represent the pinnacle of South African wine achievement. All experts in their respective fields, Guild members have played a significant role in the development of the South African wine industry. From the making of champion port-style wines, the establishment of Méthode Cap Classique and Cape blends, to the opening up of new, cooler wine regions, the introduction of sustainable farming and environmentally responsible wines, Guild members have always been at the forefront of innovation.
GUILD MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP, BY INVITATION, is extended to winemakers recognised for their high standards of craftsmanship, who have been responsible for producing outstanding wines for a minimum of five years and who continue to do so. The CWG meets regularly as a technical tasting group, providing its members with an opportunity to evaluate wines from around the world and to share their knowledge and ideas - ensuring that CWG members remain leaders in the art and science of winemaking.
THE NEDBANK CAPE WINEMAKERS GUILD AUCTION THE ANNUAL NEDBANK Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place on the first Saturday in October and showcases rare and unique wines, produced in small quantities by some of South Africa’s leading winemakers, exclusively for this auction. The auction is open to the public and attracts wine collectors and local and international buyers from the retail and hospitality industries. Online, telephonic and proxy bidding options are available for those unable to attend and wanting to buy some of the wines on offer. There is a strong fundraising element to the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in the form of a silent auction, consisting of exquisitely packaged, rare and handcrafted wines prepared by the Guild members for this occasion. Funds raised through the silent auction are donated to the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust and Protégé Programme. You do not need an invitation to attend the Auction and everyone is welcome to participate. To register and for more details on our online, telephonic and proxy bidding options, please contact the CWG Office on email@example.com or phone: +27 (0)21 852 0408. To register for our live, online bidding on Auction Day and for more details on how to bid online, please visit www.the-saleroom.com.
THE NEDBANK CAPE WINEMAKERS GUILD DEVELOPMENT TRUST IN 1999, NEDBANK and the Cape Winemakers Guild established the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust to support social development through education in wineland communities. The Cape Winemakers Guild ProtĂŠgĂŠ Programme, a first for the wine industry, was launched in 2006 with the goal of bringing about transformation in the industry by cultivating, nurturing and empowering promising individuals to become winemakers of excellence.
PROTÉGÉ PROGRAMME & BILLY HOFMEYR AGRI SETA BURSARY THE CAPE WINEMAKERS Guild’s Protégé Programme is a mentorship programme through which Viticulture and Oenology graduates are given the opportunity to work alongside Guild members for three years. To date eleven Protégés have participated in the programme, including Howard Booysen, Praisy Dlamini, Tamsyn Jeftha and Sacha Claassen who have graduated from the programme. The Guild currently has seven Protégés completing the three year internship programme. In addition to the internships, the Protégé Programme offers Billy Hofmeyr AGRI Seta bursaries to final year Viticulture and Oenology students at Stellenbosch University and Elsenburg Agricultural College.
PRICES REALISED AT THE 2012 AUCTION WINE Qty Cases Minimum Maximum Average (R/Case) (R/Case) (R/Case) AA Badenhorst Family Wines Ramnasgras 2011 AA Badenhorst Family Wines Ramnasgras 2011 (1.5L bottles) Ataraxia Under the Gavel Chardonnay 2011 Beyerskloof Traildust Pinotage 2010 Boschkloof Bakhand Shiraz 2010 Bouchard Finlayson Pinot Noir 2009 Cape Point Vineyards Auction Reserve White 2011 Carel Nel Cape Vintage Auction Reserve 2010 Cederberg Ghost Corner Semillon 2011 Cederberg Teen Die Hoog Shiraz 2010 Chamonix Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2011 De Grendel Amandelboord Sauvignon Blanc 2012 De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2010 De Trafford Perspective 2009 De Trafford Syrah 2009 Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2010 Ernie Els CWG 2010 Etienne le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2009 Graham Beck Non Plus Ultra Cap Classique 2008 Graham Beck The Catalyst Shiraz Viognier 2010 Grangehurst Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2006 Groot Constantia CWG Shiraz 2009 Hartenberg Estate Auction Shiraz 2009 Hartenberg Loam Hill Merlot 2009 Haskell Paradigm 2008 Haskell The Expatriate 2010 John Loubser Garibaldi Nebbiolo 2009
26 10 50 42 40 60 42 30 34 70 50 44 26 84 30 70 70 80 40 66 38 40 58 56 40 70 42
1 300 1 300 1 900 3 100 1 500 2 900 1 900 1 100 1 400 2 400 2 000 700 1 400 2 000 1 800 1 600 2 900 2 600 1 500 1 200 1 900 1 800 3 000 1 700 1 400 1 400 2 600
* All prices are in South African Rand per case equivalent to 4,5 Litres (6 x 750 ml; 12 x 375 or 3 x 1.5 L) exclusive of VAT.
1 900 1 400 2 200 3 500 2 700 3 300 2 100 1 800 1 700 3 000 2 300 1 100 2 100 2 700 2 300 2 400 3 500 3 500 1 900 2 000 2 500 2 100 3 500 2 300 2 100 2 100 3 000
1 615 1 340 1 980 3 214 1 905 3 120 2 014 1 353 1 476 2 654 2 044 777 1 792 2 164 1 973 1 997 3 063 2 993 1 630 1 406 2 126 1 870 3 317 1 850 1 640 1 614 2 833
WINE Qty Cases Minimum Maximum Average (R/Case) (R/Case) (R/Case) Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2011 Jordan Sophia 2009 Kaapzicht Cape Blend 2009 Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2007 Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2009 Kanonkop CWG Pinotage 2010 Kleine Zalze Granite Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Louis Laika 2010 Luddite “Oscar” Shiraz Mourvèdre 2009 Luddite “The Reserve” Shiraz 2008 Neil Ellis Auction Reserve 2007 Overgaauw DC Classic 2009 Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2010 Paul Cluver The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2010 Rijk’s CWG Chenin Blanc 2011 Rijk’s CWG Pinotage 2010 Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Saronsberg CWG Semillon 2008 Simonsig Cuvée Chêne Blanc de Blancs 2007 Simonsig Estate Heirloom Shiraz 2010 Spier Merlot 2009 Spier Pinotage 2009 Teddy Hall Hendrik Biebouw Auction Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011 Tokara Auction Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Waterford Estate 2009 Auction Reserve BB
90 90 60 40 66 66 20 40 80 30 24 40 24 50 50 50 50 26 44 66 20 28 50 60 30
2 200 2 500 1 300 3 600 3 400 3 200 2 700 2 400 2 700 1 900 2 800 1 800 2 500 1 500 1 300 1 300 3 400 1 800 1 000 1 800 1 300 1 800 1 300 2 600 2 600
2 700 3 600 1 900 3 900 3 600 3 400 2 900 2 700 3 200 2 200 3 100 3 100 2 900 1 600 1 800 2 400 3 700 2 100 1 800 2 100 1 400 2 000 1 600 3 100 3 000
2 353 2 789 1 480 3 760 3 485 3 270 2 790 2 505 2 855 2 033 2 950 2 350 2 667 1 576 1 448 1 628 3 548 1 938 1 273 1 897 1 350 1 886 1 412 2 780 2 867
TOTAL number of cases sold on the 2012 Auction was equivalent to 2517 x 6 x 750ml cases AVERAGE PRICE per 6 x 750ml case over the last 10 years: R2 280 (2012); R1 783 (2011); R1 683 (2010); R2 289 (2009); R 1 958 (2008); R2 016 (2007); R1 428 (2006); R1 305 (2005); R1 069 (2004); R1 035 (2003)
ITEM NO. 01
Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 68%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Merlot 16% Wine of Origin Simonsberg
Winemaker Abrie Beeslaar Grapes from 26 year old vineyards were picked at 25° balling. In the cellar, the grapes were de-stemmed, sorted and crushed into open top fermenters. The skins were punched down every 2 hours for 5 days. After malolactic fermentation, the blend was made and the wine went to 100% new French oak barrels for 24 months. Tasting Notes: Blackcurrant and spices dominate the nose with aromas carrying through to the palate. The palate has a freshness that ends in a dry, appetizing finish.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 1/2/3/4/5 5 2 10 Qty. cases produced 91 6/7/8/9 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 60 10/11/12 3 6 18 13/14 2 8 16 60 Alc 14.5 vol% RS 2.2 g/l TA 6.16 g/l pH 3.43 “Enjoy with red meat dishes, hearty stews and especially with well-matured rump.”
100% Syrah Wine of Origin Coastal Region
Winemaker Marc Kent
Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve 2011
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. Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 15/16/17/18 4 2 8 Qty. cases produced 42 19/20/21/22 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 30 23 1 6 6 30 Alc 14.45 vol% RS 1.8 g/l TA 5.1 g/l pH 3.9 â€œEnjoy with venison or on its own to appreciate the combination of perfume and spice.â€?
ITEM NO. 03
Ernie Els CWG 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Shiraz 30%, Merlot 10% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Louis Strydom The grapes were hand-picked in the cool early morning, gently destalked with a Bucher de-stalker and lightly crushed. On the sorting table, excess stalks and rotten berries were removed by hand. Fermentation took place in small, 300 litre open top oak barrels with WE 372 yeast. The fermenting grapes were punched down manually 5 times a day for maximum colour extraction. After fermentation, maceration was 14 days before pressing. Each variety was separately vinified and blended after the 18 months of maturation. Tasting Notes: The 2011 dances in the glass with a bright purple-sheen and dense crimson body. Further complexity of graphite, salami and bacon notes balance an intense floral lift, whilst whiffs of mint and chocolate drift through to a supple, layered palate. A lacy, sweetfruited, cassis-cocktail stuns the palate, wrapped up with rich, etched tannins on the finish. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 24/25/26/27/28/29/30 7 2 14 Qty. cases produced 100 31/32/33/34/35/36/37/38 8 4 32 Qty. cases on offer 70 39/40/41/42 4 6 24 70 Alc 14.5 vol% RS 3.3 g/l TA 5.8 g/l pH 3.72 â€œThis wine will be ready for drinking in 3 years time.â€?
100% Cabernet Sauvignon Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Etienne le Riche
Etienne le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2010
A personal selection from one of the prime vineyards in my portfolio. Five days of fermentation in open tanks were followed by 12 days maceration on the skins. Matured in French oak barrels for 24 months. Tasting Notes: Vibrant, ripe cherry fruitiness integrates well with a classic spiciness from the oak. The full, rich and classy palate is supported by a firm tannin structure and long finish.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 43/44/45/46 4 2 8 Qty. cases produced 96 47/48/49/50/51 5 4 20 Qty. cases on offer 80 52/53/54/55/56/57 6 6 36 58/59 2 8 16 80 Alc 15.0 vol% RS 1.9 g/l TA 6.0 g/l pH 3.62 â€œEnjoy on a special occasion with someone that appreciates quality wine and living.â€?
ITEM NO. 05
Paul Cluver The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2012 100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Elgin
Winemaker Andries Burger The grapes were selected from the oldest Chardonnay Vineyards on the property, 25 years. After pressing and settling, the wines were transferred to barrel, fermented without inoculation. The wine was left on the gross lees for 9.5 months before racking, stabilisation and bottling. Tasting Notes: The first impression the wine gives is the expressive citrus characters on the nose. The palate is bursting with flavour, starting with lime notes and carrying through to a concentrated mid palate with a very long, lingering mineral aftertaste.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 60/61 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 140 x 6 62 1 4 4 Qty. cases on offer 40 63/64/65/66 4 6 24 67 1 8 8 40 Alc 13.26 vol% RS 1.5 g/l TA 7.3 g/l pH 3.14 â€œSpecially crafted for your enjoyment. Spoil yourself - or share it with friends.â€?
100% Pinotage Wine of Origin Jonkershoek-Valley
Winemaker Neil Ellis
Neil Ellis Auction Reserve Pinotage 2011
This wine has been produced using a selection from high altitude cooler climate Jonkershoek vineyards. The major winemaking objective is to craft a wine that is both complex while young, yet has the capacity to evolve and mature admirably. Cold soaked for 4 days prior to natural fermentation, using 25% whole bunches with no pressings included. The wine remained on gross lees for 9 months without SO2 in 50% new and 50% seasoned 500 litre French oak barrels. The total time in barrel was 16 months. Tasting Notes: Dark crimson, suggestively varietal, brooding fruits of sweet glacéed fruit. Scents of dark cherry are released. Plush, well-rounded and balanced, sweet red-currant and cherry fruits. Texturally seamless, integrated oak and tannins conspire to impress.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 68/69 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 100 70 1 4 4 Qty. cases on offer 40 71/72/73/74 4 6 24 75 1 8 8 40 Alc 14.4 vol% RS 1.6 g/l TA 4.7 g/l pH 3.65 “Enjoy with duck confit or rabbit and pork terrine.”
ITEM NO. 07
De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2011 100% Pinot Noir Wine of Origin Western Cape
Winemaker Charles Hopkins The fruit was picked from the Witzenberg region. Destalked, 4 days cold maceration followed by alcoholic fermentation and basket-press. Transferred into new barrels for malolactic fermentation. Transferred into second and third fill barrels for maturation, followed by filtration and bottling. Tasting Notes: The pure expression of Pinot Noir with a combination of flavours of black and red fruit. Slight fynbos spiciness supported by oak and natural acidity. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 76/77 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 104 78/79 2 4 8 Qty. cases on offer 44 80/81/82/83 4 6 24 84 1 8 8 44 Alc 14.0 vol% RS 3.0 g/l TA 5.8 g/l pH 3.42 â€œEnjoy with friends; people that have a passion for Pinot Noir.â€?
100% Chenin blanc Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Teddy Hall
Teddy Hall Eva (Krotoa) Chenin blanc Noble Late Harvest 2012
A precious few drops from botrytis cinerea affected Chenin blanc. 100% naturally fermented in 225 litre barrels and aged for 12 months in barrique. Tasting Notes: Honeycomb, quince and ripe pineapple on the nose, following on the palate with a long, lingering, balanced finish.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 375 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 375 ml 85/86/87/88/89 5 2 10 Qty. cases produced 90 90/91/92 3 4 12 Qty. cases on offer 40 93/94/95 3 6 18 40 Alc 12.53 vol% RS 149.5 g/l TA 7.8 g/l pH 3.6 â€œEnjoy now and until 2025.â€?
ITEM NO. 09
Hermanuspietersfontein Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Sauvignon Blanc 85%, Semillon 11%, Nouvelle 4% Wine of Origin Sondagskloof
Winemaker Bartho Eksteen Renowned for its character and versatility, Sauvignon Blanc is notoriously demanding of its growing conditions, the viticulturist’s skill and the winemaker’s craft. After many years of experimenting with different coopers, grains, toasting levels, barrel sizes, ages of barrels, time in barrels and different winemaking techniques and terroir, I’ve found the “sweet spot”. Good integration between fruit and wood comes with time, but too much time can also result in “oak juice”. This wine was bottled after 13 months in a big barrel with regular rolling and no stirring. The reward has been great this year, and with our Vloekskoot, we invite you to celebrate an exceptional harvest and the outstanding quality we have achieved. Tasting Notes: A true reflection of Sunday’s Glenn terroir, with nuances of Granny Smith apple from the small portion of Nouvelle, the oily, lanolin texture of Semillon and a bowl full of ripe Sauvignon Blanc fruit, harmoniously finished off with well integrated oak. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 96/97/98/99/100/101/102 7 2 14 Qty. cases produced 103 103/104/105/106/107/108/109/110 8 4 32 Qty. cases on offer 70 111/112/113/114 4 6 24 70 Alc 12.66 vol% RS 5.0 g/l TA 9.0 g/l pH 3.15 “Serve with Chèvre and green olive stuffed guinea fowl breast with sauce Albufera.”
Spier Auction Reserve Frans K Smit 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 37%, Cabernet franc 23% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Frans Smit
This wine was fermented in 400 litre roller barrels and a 1000 litre open top fermenter, followed by 24 months barrel maturation. A light egg white fining rounded off the tannin structure. 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.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases per lot 115/116/117/118/119/120 6 2 121/122/123/124/125/126 6 4 127/128/129/130/131/132 6 6
Total No. of cases 12 24 36 72
â€œEnjoy this wine with a medium rare, well matured prime rib steak.â€?
Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 150 Qty. cases on offer 72 Alc 14.39 vol% RS 4.1 g/l TA 5.8 g/l pH 3.5
ITEM NO. 11
Graham Beck Wines Non Plus Ultra Cap Classique 2008 Chardonnay 81%, Pinot Noir 19% Wine of Origin Western Cape
Winemaker Pieter Ferreira The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were whole bunch pressed and only the cuvée fraction used. A small portion of Chardonnay was fermented in Piece Champenoise barrel to promote the creamy texture and complexity. The Pinot Noir adds palate weight and length of flavour. The wine was matured for 50 months on the lees prior to disgorgement. Tasting Notes: Gentle mineral notes with fresh lime and ripe citrus on the nose. Rich raspberry notes burst on the palate with a creamy and gentle mousse, ensuring richness and finesse. 40 cases of this wine were sold at the 2012 Auction.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 133/134/135/136 4 2 8 Qty. cases produced 80 137/138/139/140/141 5 4 20 Qty. cases on offer 40 142/143 2 6 12 40 Alc 11.58 vol% RS 6.3 g/l TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.18 “Enjoy.... as if you don’t need to go beyond this point.”
100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Swartland
Winemaker Adi Badenhorst
AA Badenhorst Family Wines L.D.R. Shiraz 2011
Whole bunch fermented in concrete tank. Matured in old casks for 15 months. Tasting Notes: Classic Swartland granite characters of spice and pure fruit notes. Medium bodied with chalky tannins and mineral finish.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 144/145 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 80 146 1 4 4 Qty. cases on offer 60 147/148 2 6 12 149/150/151/152/153 5 8 40 60 Alc 14 vol% RS 2.0 g/l TA 5.3 g/l pH 3.7 â€œThis wine will be ready for drinking in 2015.â€?
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Rijk’s CWG Chenin Blanc 2012 100% Chenin Blanc Wine of Origin Estate
Winemaker Pierre Wahl The grapes were hand-picked at night, 100% barrel fermented and matured for 12 months in one new and one 2nd fill 300 litre French oak barrel. This wine was fermented with natural yeast. No malolactic fermentation took place. Tasting Notes: Attractive stone-fruit aromas dominate the nose with hints of citrus blossoms, butterscotch and pine nut. A rich, creamy palate is well balanced and freshened up by the presence of a lively acidity. This wine is full bodied and has a long finish.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 154/155/156/157 4 2 8 Qty. cases produced 60 158/159/160 3 4 12 Qty. cases on offer 44 161/162/163/164 4 6 24 44 Alc 13.95 vol% RS 6.0 g/l TA 6.8 g/l pH 3.14 “Enjoy with a group of great friends who understand and appreciate great wines.”
100% Cabernet Sauvignon Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Carl Schultz
Hartenberg Auction Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
This wine was matured in 80% new and 20% second-fill French oak and spent 20 months in barrel. The balance of this wine was used as the basis for our Mackenzie red blend. Tasting Notes: Inky black in colour, perfumed violets, cherry and spice on the bouquet. The palate is dense and full bodied, showing vanillin oak and spicy flavours.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 165/166 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 140 167/168 2 4 8 Qty. cases on offer 80 169/170 2 6 12 171/172 2 8 16 Alc 14.85 vol% 173/174/175/176 4 10 40 80 RS 2.3 g/l TA 5.9 g/l pH 3.5 â€œEnjoy with rich meat stews or baked vegetable dishes.â€?
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Bruce Jack Happy Hour 2009 Sauvignon Blanc 57%, Semillon 29%, Viognier 14% Wine of Origin Western Cape
Winemaker Bruce Jack Mostly Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with a touch of Viognier, the grapes all originate in the cool climates of Elim and Elgin. All barrel fermented and then aged in barrel for 10 months. This wine has been designed to live for at least 10 years from bottling. With white wines we strive for a combination of weight and freshness. Our white wines are known for their intense presence, persistence and longevity. We want you, the customer, to not only be happy in the knowledge that you are purchasing brilliant quality wine, but also wine that adds a little joy to your life – a little sparkle and a lot of happiness. Tasting Notes: Intense green fig, green pepper, passion fruit and spice on the nose. Very concentrated, structured wine on palate showing citrus, vygie, green pepper, orange and cinnamon/vanilla toasty oak. 80 cases of this wine were sold at the 2010 Auction and 60 cases at the 2011 Auction.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 177/178 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 313 179/180/181/182 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 60 183/184/185/186 4 6 24 187/188 2 8 16 60 Alc 14.0 vol% RS 2.1 g/l TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.41 “This wine will add little joy to your life – a little sparkle and a lot of happiness.”
Cabernet Sauvignon 76%, Petit Verdot 16%, Merlot 8% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Jeremy Walker
Grangehurst Auction Reserve 2007
The grapes were harvested and sorted by hand, fermented in open tanks, basket pressed and matured in French oak barrels for 28 months. Tasting Notes: Dark ruby with slight garnet edge. A blend of three Bordeaux varietals expressing elegance and a fine structure typical of the cool 2007 vintage; black berries, some mint, liquorice and subtle oak – a wine that should continue to develop and improve for at least 10 years from vintage. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 189/190/191/192/193 5 2 10 Qty. cases produced 147 194/195/196/197/198/199 6 4 24 Qty. cases on offer 70 200/201/202/203/204/205 6 6 36 70 Alc 14.63 vol% RS 2.6 g/l TA 6.2 g/l pH 3.54 “Handcrafted, Traditional, Unhurried Classic Red Blend.”
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Cape Point Vineyards Auction Reserve White 2012 Semillon 83%, Sauvignon Blanc 17% Wine of Origin Cape Point
Winemaker Duncan Savage The grapes for the wine were picked from the Semillon and Isliedh vineyards on the Noordhoek property, from extremely weak vines yielding only 3 tons/hectare. The grapes were whole bunch pressed in an oxidative manner and put to barrel (Sauvignon Blanc) and clay amphora (Semillon) without settling. Spontaneous fermentation took place in barrel and amphora where the wines spent 3 months on primary lees. Both wines were then racked and blended with the blend spending a further 10 months in old French Oak before being bottled without fining and filtration. Tasting Notes: Floral elements, stone fruit and citrus dominate the nose and palate. The wine is rich and textured with Semillon taking the lead, very youthful at this stage with the potential to age gracefully over the next 5 – 10 years.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 206/207/208/209/210/211/212 7 2 14 Qty. cases produced 60 213/214/215/216/217/218 6 4 24 Qty. cases on offer 44 219 1 6 6 44 Alc 13.5 vol% RS 3.2 g/l TA 6.7 g/l pH 3.25 “Enjoy with oysters, sushi or fresh line fish.”
100% Pinot Noir Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Jan Coetzee
Vriesenhof Pinot Noir Bin 115 2008
Harvested during the last days of January 2008. Vinification took place in open fermenters, together with a small portion of pump-overs. The wine went into heavier roasted barrels for completion of alcoholic as well as malolactic fermentation. Tasting Notes: A wine showing a deeper colour with earthiness and forest floor aromas. The heavier roasting highlights the structure of the wine. It needs time to evolve.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 220/221 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 156 222/223/224 3 4 12 Qty. cases on offer 74 225/226 2 6 12 227/228 2 8 16 Alc 14.06 vol% 229/230/231 3 10 30 74 RS 2.1 g/l TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.44 â€œEnjoy with great food!!â€?
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Saronsberg CWG Viognier 2011 100% Viognier Wine of Origin Tulbagh
Winemaker Dewaldt Heyns Harvested by hand, pressed whole-bunch and fermented in a 500-litre French oak barrel with wild yeast. The wine was left on its lees for 10 months, racked and kept in barrel for 14 months. Second-fill oak was used so as not to mask the delicate perfume and fragrance of Viognier. Tasting Notes: Delicate yellow fruit flavours, white peach, subtle spice notes and an understated perfume shows Viognier at its best. The palate shows balanced oak, a fullbodied creaminess and pure fruit expression which captures Saronsberg’s aspiration to showcase Viognier’s elegance and finesse as expressed through wild fermentation and gentle oak use. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots 232/233/234/235/236/237/238 7 239/240/241 3
No. of cases per lot 2 4
Total No. of cases 14 12 26
“This wine captures Saronsberg’s aspiration to showcase Viognier’s elegance and finesse.”
Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 60 Qty. cases on offer 26 Alc 13.54 vol% RS 6.6 g/l TA 6.7 g/l pH 3.14
Shiraz 92%, Mourvèdre 8% Wine of Origin Cape South Coast
Winemaker Niels Verburg
Luddite “Just Alice” Shiraz Mourvèdre 2010
The grapes were fermented in small batches with regular punch-downs by hand. Pressed and matured in new French oak. The blend was then made up and returned to barrel for a further year to allow both components to marry. Tasting Notes: Dark red fruit and spice with violets on the nose. The entry is juicy and decadent, balanced by good tannin, finishing dry and classical. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 242/243/244 3 2 6 Qty. cases produced 120 245/246/247/248 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 100 249/250/251/252 4 6 24 253/254/255 3 8 24 Alc 15 vol% 256/257/258 3 10 30 100 RS 2.8 g/l TA 5.8 g/l pH 3.53 “Enjoy this wine with the first course, second course, third course, fourth course and dessert!”
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Simonsig “The Russety One” Roussanne 2012 Roussanne 100% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Johan Malan 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.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 259/260/261/262/263 5 2 10 Qty. cases produced 40 264/265/266/267 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 32 268 1 6 6 32 Alc 14.5 vol% RS 4.3 g/l TA 7.3 g/l pH 3.07 “Enjoy the very first Roussanne on the CWG Auction, offering an exciting new white wine choice.”
100% Cabernet Sauvignon Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker David Finlayson
Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2011
Grapes from a single clone making up 8 rows of one of our Cabernet Sauvignon blocks were vinified separately in a 2 ton open fermenter. Pigeage took place three times daily and the wine was pressed off to barrel to complete fermentation and malolactic fermentation in new French oak. Maturation in oak took 18 months. Tasting Notes: The dark centre of this Cabernet Sauvignon shows the concentration of colour extracted from the small berries during punch-down. Dark cocoa, cinnamon and blackberry notes on the nose carry to the palate where the structure and depth of flavour is evident. Ripe boysenberry, blackberry and a touch of vanilla spice continue onto a long balanced aftertaste. This wine will benefit from and reward maturation and decanting before serving. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 269/270/271/272/273/274/275/276 8 2 16 Qty. cases produced 60 277/278/279/280/281/282/283 7 4 28 Qty. cases on offer 50 284 1 6 6 50 Alc 14.67 vol% RS 3.7 g/l TA 6.2 g/l pH 3.54 â€œEnjoy with hearty dishes; or in front of the fire with someone special.â€?
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Groot Constantia Auction Reserve Shiraz 2010 100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Constantia
Winemaker Boela Gerber Grapes were hand-picked at 25.2º balling and fermented in open 500 litre French oak barrels, with punch-downs every 4 hours. At 5° balling, the wine was transferred to a stainless steel tank to finish fermentation. Extended skin maceration was allowed for 30 days after fermentation before pressing. The wine was matured for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, 30% first fill, 43% second fill, 17% third fill and 10% fourth fill barrels. To preserve the fine quality and complexity, this wine was subjected to minimum stabilisation and filtration. Tasting Notes: This is a classic, well-balanced Shiraz with a deep red, ruby colour. The wine shows dominant fruit - blueberries, plums, dark cherries and blackcurrant; balanced by delicate spice, white pepper, cedar wood and oak flavours. The spice and fruit that follow through on the palate combine with soft tannins to give a long, lingering aftertaste.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 285/286/287/288 4 2 8 Qty. cases produced 102 289/290/291/292/293/294/295/296 8 4 32 40 Qty. cases on offer 40 Alc 14.0 vol% RS 3.0 g/l TA 5.9 g/l pH 3.48 “The wine is ready for immediate consumption, but has good maturation potential.”
100% Sauvignon Blanc Wine of Origin Durbanville
Winemaker Bernhard Veller
Nitida Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Twenty Eight 2013
After selecting a particularly interesting block prior to harvest, the grapes were sampled regularly in order to pick at optimal ripeness. The wine was fermented in old, 300 litre barrels and matured sur lie for a further 6 weeks in the barrels prior to fining and bottling. Tasting Notes: Complex upfront aromatics displaying tropical citrus and green crispness. Apple tones give way to exciting spice. Durbanville minerality is ever present. Crisp balance of acidity on a creamy palate. This wine will age beautifully.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 297/298/299/300 4 2 8 Qty. cases produced 60 301/302/303/304/305 5 4 20 Qty. cases on offer 40 306/307 2 6 12 40 Alc 12.88 vol% RS 1.82 g/l TA 6.42 g/l pH 3.34 â€œEnjoy with special people! This complex Sauvignon Blanc will render the memory indelible.â€?
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Miles Mossop Wines Maximilian 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Petit Verdot 15% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Miles Mossop This is an expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon block used as a basis for my Max blend. The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and cooled down to around 5°C. After bunch selection, de-stemming and berry selection, the grapes were crushed into 2 ton wooden upright fermenters and cold soaked until fermentation started spontaneously. Fermentation took 14 days, with punch-downs twice a day. Maceration on the skins for 22 days before the wine was run off and the pomace pressed. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Three 225 litre barrels were selected – one new, one second fill and one third fill. 22 months in barrel, a light egg white fining, after which the wine was bottled unfiltered. Tasting Notes: Inky, dark plum-red colour. Intense aromas of red and black berry fruit with underlying notes of five spice and Christmas cake. The wine is full and rich when it enters the palate with dark rich flavours of black cherries, cassis and black olives. There is a certain saltiness to the wine on the finish, with chewy yet elegant tannins.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 308/309 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 110 310/311/312/313 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 60 314/315/316/317 4 6 24 318/319 2 8 16 60 Alc 14.5 vol% RS 2.0 g/l TA 5.4 g/l pH 3.49 “Enjoy now or for a further 10 years. Ideally served with red meat dishes.”
100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Malgas
Winemaker David Trafford
Sijnn Syrah 2011 (1.5 litre bottles)
A selection of three old 225 litre barrels from a particularly low yielding (approximately 2 tons/hectare) section of bush vines on pure shale and slate ‘soil’. The wine was natural yeast fermented and matured in old barrels for 20 months. Bottled unfiltered. Tasting Notes: 2011 was a great vintage at Malgas. Dense, red berry and dark cherry fruit with damp slate, salty renosterbos and a subtle white pepper nose. A long, dry, complex palate with many years ahead.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 1.5 L per lot of cases Case size 3 x 1.5 L 320/321 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 20 322/323 2 4 8 12 Qty. cases on offer 12 Alc 13.71 vol% RS 1.7 g/l TA 5.3 g/l pH 3.64 “Enjoy with tasty tapas in a remote spot in the wilderness - like Malgas.”
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Sijnn Syrah 2011 (750 ml bottles) 100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Malgas
Winemaker David Trafford A selection of three old 225 litre barrels from a particularly low yielding (approximately 2 tons/hectare) section of bush vines on pure shale and slate ‘soil’. The wine was natural yeast fermented and matured in old barrels for 20 months. Bottled unfiltered. Tasting Notes: 2011 was a great vintage at Malgas. Dense, red berry and dark cherry fruit with damp slate, salty renosterbos and a subtle white pepper nose. A long, dry, complex palate with many years ahead.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 324/325/326 3 2 6 Qty. cases produced 126 327/328/329/330/331 5 4 20 Qty. cases on offer 66 332/333/334/335 4 6 24 336/337 2 8 16 66 Alc 13.71 vol% RS 1.7 g/l TA 5.3 g/l pH 3.64 “Enjoy with tasty tapas in a remote spot in the wilderness - like Malgas.”
100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge
Winemaker Kevin Grant
Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2012
Sourced from a single south-facing vineyard on The Skyfields, home to Ataraxia in the Hemel-en-Aarde outside Hermanus. Intensely interventionist fruit selection was followed by an extremely non-interventionist winemaking approach. Fermented in small French tight-grain oak barriques, custom ordered from very specific Burgundian coopers, this wine was barrel aged for a further 10 months before being bottled. Tasting Notes: This wine is The Skyfields terroir in a bottle. It expresses the ancient soils and maritime influenced meso-climate of this specific vineyard. Reflecting the very best that both the New World and Old World styles have to offer, the wine is signatured by minerality, and effortlessly manages to be both subtle and intense on bouquet and palate. Complex, classy and pedigreed.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 338/339/340/341/342 5 2 10 Qty. cases produced 92 343/344/345/346/347/348 6 4 24 Qty. cases on offer 40 349 1 6 6 40 Alc 13.19 vol% RS 2.7 g/l TA 7.1 g/l pH 3.01 â€œEnjoy whenever the occasion demands.â€?
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Cederberg Teen Die Hoog Shiraz 2011 100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Cederberg
Winemaker David Nieuwoudt The name ‘Teen die Hoog’ was given by the workers on the farm - not because they see this cold south easterly facing red slate hill as the highest vineyard in the country, but because they see it as the toughest pick of the season. The grapes were picked at great phenolic ripeness at the beginning of April. Cold maceration for four days followed by pump-overs every six hours. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak where it matured for 15 months. Unfiltered – a selection of the three best barrels. Tasting Notes: Intense Shiraz fruit with lots of red berries and mulberries. A combination of wild herbs, violets and white pepper aroma; distinctive of the high lying red slate vineyards. A firm structure with sweet spice and roasted coffee bean flavours that linger on the palate. A wine to mature and develop superbly over the next four to eight years. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots 350/351/352/353/354/355/356 7 357/358/359/360/361/362/363 7 364/365/366 3
No. of cases per lot 2 4 6
Total No. of cases 14 28 18 60
“Enjoy this wine whilst preparing for the hunt; during the hunt and finally feasting on the hunt.”
Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 130 Qty. cases on offer 60 Alc 15.0 vol% RS 3.5 g/l TA 5.7 g/l pH 3.6
Touriga Naçional, Tinta Barocca, Souzão Wine of Origin Western Cape
Winemaker Carel Nel
Boplaas Cape Vintage Auction Reserve 2009
Only the finest Tinta Barocca, Touriga Naçional and Souzão are selected by the winemaker from specific low-yielding vineyards. All the fruit is hand harvested at optimum ripeness, fermented and fortified in small lagares, barrel matured in large seasoned oak barrels for 12 months to craft this distinctive full-bodied, complex and structured dry-styled Cape Vintage Auction Reserve. Tasting Notes: An inky black wine with hints of fiery garnet on the rim; while the bouquet slowly unfurls with ripe apricot, dried peach, a melange of mulling spices, fynbos, intense plum, black hedgerow fruits and hints of liquorice. Intense macerated black hedgerow fruits, sweet apricot, plum, vibrant allspice and cracked pepper combine with a lengthy finish with treacle, liquorice, fynbos and “meaty” notes. The wine is still very primary, promising decades of enjoyment for those who can exercise patience. Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 367/368/369 3 2 6 Qty. cases produced 208 370/371/372 3 4 12 Qty. cases on offer 30 373/374 2 6 12 30 Alc 18.9 vol% RS 96.6 g/l TA 5.3 g/l pH 3.6 “Savour the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2009 now through 2040 and beyond.”
2013 Auction Charity Item ITEM NO. 31 CHARITY AUCTION ITEM LOT 375
18 Litre Bottle of Members Reserve 2011 This year’s Charity Auction item is a unique 18 Litre bottle of wine containing a blend of top 2011 vintage wines from all 45 members of the Cape Winemakers Guild. The only one of its kind and skilfully blended by Guild Cellarmaster Frans Smit, this bottle reflects the passion and camaraderie of the members of the Cape Winemakers Guild. The bottle comes in a sturdy wooden presentation box proudly adorned with the Guild’s emblem. Proceeds from this bottle will be donated to the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust and will go towards the Guild’s Protégé Programme, a mentorship programme for young, upcoming winemakers.
With thanks to African Cellar Suppliers for their kind donation of this year’s Charity Auction bottles.
100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Gary Jordan
Jordan Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2012
Specially selected for the CWG Auction, this reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast from the acclaimed Nine Yards Chardonnay vineyard. Intensely concentrated lemon-lime flavours and slow fermentation in 228 litre Burgundian oak barrels for twelve months has resulted in a classic style with a new world twist. Quartzite veins through the 600 million year old granite sub-strata provide the backbone for the minerally flavours. Regular barrel rolling accentuates the rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine. Tasting Notes: An iconic Chardonnay with intense, minerally, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouth-feel and balanced oak integrates superbly with the tropical fruit finish. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 376/377 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 149 378/379/380/381 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 80 382/383/384/385 4 6 24 386/387 2 8 16 Alc 13.64 vol% 388/389 2 10 20 80 RS 2.5 g/l TA 6.1 g/l pH 3.37 â€œEnjoy now and until 2023 for more complexity.â€?
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Haskell Vineyards Paradigm 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 71%, Merlot 14%, Petit Verdot 7%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Malbec 3% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Rianie Strydom All grapes were hand harvested and sorted in cellar before fermentation. 4-5 pump-overs a day with delestage on Merlot at 12° balling. Average maceration on the skins for up to 15 days. This is a special selection from exceptional new barrels in the cellar and bottled to sell at the Guild Auction. Tasting Notes: Vibrant ruby colour, fresh dark fruity nose - plums, black cherries and cassis. Underlying flavour of dark chocolate. Palate very smooth and more-ish. Fruit well balanced with subtle wood flavour, ending lovely and dry. 40 cases of this wine were sold at the 2012 Auction.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 390/391 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 138 392/393/394/395 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 70 396/397/398/399 4 6 24 400/401 2 8 16 Alc 14.83 vol% 402 1 10 10 70 RS 5.2 g/l TA 6.0 g/l pH 3.59 “This wine will be ready for drinking in 2018.”
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Jeff Grier
Villiera Meteor Cap Classique 2008
A selection of perfectly healthy, early picked fruit was whole bunch pressed in a pneumatic bag press. Only the cuvée (500 litres/ton) was settled and naturally fermented. The final cuvée is comprised of all 3 Champagne varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier. The blend is dominated by Chardonnay to improve maturation potential and a portion was fermented in used barrels for extra complexity. The red grapes add body, roundness, and flavour. After stabilisation and addition of liqueur de tirage, the wine was bottled for second fermentation. After 5 years on the lees, this sparkling wine was riddled and disgorged. A small addition of dosage has ensured great balance. Tasting Notes: Rich, biscuity and slightly spicy on the nose with a hint of berry fruit and roasted almonds on the palate, developing finesse and complexity on the aftertaste. Powerful and bracing to drink now but will develop more intensity and harmony with another year or two in the bottle. Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 403/404/405/406/407/408/409 7 2 14 Qty. cases produced 130 410/411/412/413/414 5 4 20 Qty. cases on offer 40 415 1 6 6 40 Alc 11.3 vol% RS 7.0 g/l TA 6.1 g/l pH 3.29 “Enjoy this wine anytime, but always with friends.”
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Kleine Zalze 3 Expressions 2010 100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Johan Joubert Each pocket of fruit, selected according to three different soils, was handled and harvested separately. The grapes from the soil with a higher percentage of clay were traditionally punched down and the balance from the soil with the most sand-lime percentage was pumped over. After 26 months in 100% new French oak, the barrels that delivered the best fruit expression of the terroir were selected. Tasting Notes: Piles of blackcurrant, spicy and wild-berry fruit on the nose and palate. A wine with savoury, well integrated fruit and wood tannin, with an alluring combination of elegant plummy fruit flavours.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 416/417/418/419 4 2 8 Qty. cases produced 200 420/421/422/423/424 5 4 20 Qty. cases on offer 80 425/426/427/428/429/430 6 6 36 431/432 2 8 16 80 Alc 14.78 vol% RS 4.4 g/l TA 5.9 g/l pH 3.45 “Enjoy this wine with people that appreciate the winemaker’s choice of “terroir” expression.”
Lanner Hill Double Barrel White 2012 100% Semillon Wine of Origin Darling
Winemaker Nicky Versfeld
Only two barrels of this wine were made from 12 year old vines in Darling. This wine was fermented in older 300 litre French oak barrels and aged on the fermentation lees for nine months. Bottled in December 2012. Tasting Notes: Golden hue, ripe rich flavours with lime and nutty presence give this wine great balance and depth.
Lot no. No. of lots 433/434/435/436/437/438/439 7 440/441/442/443/444/445/446 7 447/448/449 3
No. of cases per lot 2 4 6
â€œEnjoy this wine with rich pastas or seafood.â€?
Total No. of cases 14 28 18 60
Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 280 Qty. cases on offer 60 Alc 13.88 vol% RS 3.2 g/l TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.28
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Beyerskloof Traildust Pinotage 2011 100% Pinotage Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Beyers Truter The grapes were hand-picked on 3 February 2011 from block A (bush vines) which is planted on the famous Bottelary gravel soils. On this specific block, we only left one grape bunch per shoot. The grapes came into the cellar at optimum ripeness, with the following analyses before fermentation: 26.6˚ balling; pH – 3.52; TA – 6.12 g/l; AS – 1.86 g/l. The juice stayed on the skins for 5 days at an average temperature of 25˚C. Punch downs were done every two hours during fermentation and the juice was separated from the skins at 4˚ balling. After malolactic fermentation, the CWG selected Pinotage went to 225 litre new French oak barrels for 21 months. Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red colour. Rich blackcurrant, dark cherries, prunes and cedar oak aromas. A big-structured Pinotage with intense dark fruit flavours. A wine with a complex middle and a long aftertaste. Great balance between fruit and oak will allow ageing in the bottle for 10 years and more.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 450/451/452/453/454 5 2 10 Qty. cases produced 60 455/456/457/458/459/460 6 4 24 Qty. cases on offer 40 461 1 6 6 40 Alc 15.13 vol% RS 2.0 g/l TA 5.8 g/l pH 3.56 “Enjoy this wine with kudu fillet, a thick juicy rib-eye steak or on its own with good company!”
100% Syrah Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Jacques Borman
Boschkloof Auction Reserve Syrah 2011
This Shiraz is made in a modern Rhône style. In 2010 my son Reenen returned from working in the Rhône with a lot of new ideas. The wine was harvested by hand, sorted and fermented naturally in 500 litre open top barrels. A small percentage of whole bunches were added. The wine had a long skin maturation of 25 days and only free run juice was used. Aged in second fill 225 litre French oak barrels for 19 months. Tasting Notes: This wine shows beautiful violets and perfumed spice. On the palate the wine is very elegant but still highly concentrated with a lot of depth. Some lovely freshness on the palate that will give the wine great aging potential. The wine has a very long finish. I believe this is a great Shiraz. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 462/463/464/465/466 5 2 10 Qty. cases produced 60 467/468/469/470/471/472 6 4 24 Qty. cases on offer 40 473 1 6 6 40 Alc 14.87 vol% RS 2.7 g/l TA 5.7 g/l pH 3.47 “Enjoy this wine with some great friends and great food because that is what wine is all about.”
ITEM NO. 39
Waterford Estate Chardonnay Auction Reserve 2011 100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Kevin Arnold 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.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 474/475/476/477 4 2 8 Qty. cases produced 80 478/479/480/481 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 30 482 1 6 6 30 Alc 13.61 vol% RS 1.8 g/l TA 5.2 g/l pH 3.68 â€œEnjoy this wine from 2014 onwards for a true reflection of Helderberg terroir.â€?
Pinotage 40%, Shiraz 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Malbec 20% Wine of Origin Western Cape
Winemaker Bruce Jack
The Drift We’re Here 2011
This is the first red wine under The Drift label, which is the name of our farm in the Overberg Highlands. It is the realisation of a long, often wine-fuelled, sometimes heartbreaking, but always meaningful journey. Not all the grapes came from the farm, and I made it at Flagstone with Gerhard Swart’s help, but this is the essence of what this journey stands for. It will be the compass for the style and philosophy of the The Drift Farm wine. It is a wonderful wine, with the potential to live for decades. Grown and crafted with absolute care and attention to detail, it proudly puts Pinotage in the forefront. Named “We’re Here” after the schooner in Rudyard Kipling’s coming-of-age-story “Captains Courageous”. Read to my father by his dad, and to me by my father; it has now been handed on to my boys. It’s about the real value of money and hard work. Tasting Notes: Deep, dark ruby centre leading to a ruby red rim. Plums and red berries dominate the nose with spicy notes and a hint of mint. Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 483/484 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 216 485/486/487/488 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 60 489/490/491/492 4 6 24 493/494 2 8 16 60 Alc 15.0 vol% RS 3.0 g/l TA 5.9 g/l pH 3.48 “Enjoy this wine within the next 10 years.“
ITEM NO. 41
Boplaas Ox Wagon 1880 Auction Reserve Potstill Brandy 100% Colombar Wine of Origin Calitzdorp
Winemaker Carel Nel Boplaas’ distilling heritage dates back to 1880, when current owner, Carel Nel’s great-great grandfather, Daniel Nel, exported his first consignment of fine Boplaas Brandy to England. In those days they transported the barrels of brandy by ox wagon to Worcester and from there to Cape Town by train and then by ship to London. Boplaas also became the first cellar to release an Estate Brandy in 1994 after the change in legislation in 1989. Our angel’s share is very high with the dry weather we have. The angels are very thirsty and every night they have a party in our brandy cellar, but this helps us produce rich brandies. Tasting Notes: Rich, golden colour. Lovely dried peach and vanilla flavours with a long, lingering finish.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size per lot of cases Case size 495/496/497 3 2 6 Qty. cases produced 498/499/500 3 4 12 Qty. cases on offer 501 1 6 6 24 Alc
“This would have made my great-great grandfather, who exported to London in 1880, proud.”
750 ml 6 x 750 ml 35 24 38.0 vol%
100% Pinot Noir Wine of Origin Elgin
Winemaker Andries Burger
Paul Cluver CWG Pinot Noir 2011
The grapes were selected from our highest lying Pinot noir vineyards in the mountain vineyards on De Rust Estate and are all new clones i.e. 667,113,115. The grapes were harvested, cold soaked for 6 days with the fermentation starting naturally and then inoculated. Punched down three times a day. After fermentation, only free run juice was transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then left in barrel for 11 months before bottling. Tasting Notes: “Understated” – the colour is gentle and alluring, the nose reticent but intriguing. Initially cherries and plums, combined with sweet cherry blossom fragrances. Underlying are whiffs of raw meat, wet, warm earth and hints of wild mushroom and pepper. The texture is where the power of this wine lies and the integration of oak adds to its finesse. The palate is a symphony of flavours, starting with cherries; the mid-palate is concentrated with a distinct mineral character and a very long after taste. Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 502/503 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 100 504 1 4 4 Qty. cases on offer 40 505/506/507/508 4 6 24 509 1 8 8 40 Alc 12.87 vol% RS 1.9 g/l TA 5.3 g/l pH 3.68 “Enjoy this wine now with great friends, or age it for five to seven years.”
ITEM NO. 43
John Loubser Thirteen 2011 Sauvignon Blanc 50%, Semillon 50% Wine of Origin Constantia
Winemaker John Loubser The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are both new plantings that come off block 13A and 13B at Steenberg Vineyards respectively - they were harvested on the same day at 23.5 ° balling and co-fermented in one large 500 litre third fill barrel (in a cold room). After 10 months of maturation, the wine was naturally fined and cold stabilised in the barrel and then bottled. Tasting Notes: Typical minerality derived from decomposed granite - complex tropical fruit supported by subtle oak nuances - perfect balance between structure and texture.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 510/511/512/513/514/515 6 2 12 Qty. cases produced 108 516/517/518/519/520/521 6 4 24 Qty. cases on offer 42 522 1 6 6 42 Alc 13.5 vol% RS 2.5 g/l TA 7.1 g/l pH 3.09 “Enjoy this wine in the company of great friends.”
100% Sauvignon Blanc Wine of Origin Ceres Plateau
Winemaker Charles Hopkins
De Grendel Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2013
The growing conditions of these grapes are continental – they come from high altitude vineyards, 950 metres above sea level. Destalked, skin-contact, pressing, settling, barrelfermentation, and stabilisation and bottling. Tasting Notes: A unique expression of fruit from continental growing conditions. Great complexity supported by oak, with flavours of asparagus and gooseberry, balanced by a firm acidity. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 523/524 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 97 525/526/527/528 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 44 529/530/531/532 4 6 24 44 Alc 13.0 vol% RS 2.7 g/l TA 7.3 g/l pH 3.22 “Enjoy this wine as an aperitif, with starters, salad, seafood or pasta.”
ITEM NO. 45
Graham Beck Wines The Catalyst 2010 Shiraz 90%, Viognier 10% Wine of Origin Robertson
Winemaker Pieter Ferreira The grapes Syrah and Viognier were picked at absolute phenolic ripeness, jointly destalked and then cool soaked for three days at 12°C. Co-fermented by natural yeast with an extended skin contact time of 12 days. The grapes were then pressed and taken to barrel for malolactic fermentation and barrel aging. Tasting Notes: Great primary fruit with black cherries and floral character. Great perfume notes with nice integration between the fruit and the wood. 66 cases of this wine were sold at the 2012 Auction.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 533/534/535/536 4 2 8 Qty. cases produced 110 537/538 2 4 8 Qty. cases on offer 50 539/540/541 3 6 18 542/543 2 8 16 50 Alc 14.04 vol% RS 3.2 g/l TA 5.3 g/l pH 3.49 “This wine represents the catalyst between mother nature and the enjoyment of this wine!”
100% White Grenache Wine of Origin Voor-Paardeberg
Winemaker Adi Badenhorst
AA Badenhorst Family Wines White Grenache Vuilgoed 3 2012
Picked in February. Whole bunch pressed directly to cask. No settling. Bottled after 11 months. Tasting Notes: Grown by WP Mostert, Weltevrede. Made, matured and bottled on Kalmoesfontein, Paardeberg.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 544/545 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 50 546 1 4 4 Qty. cases on offer 40 547/548/549/550 4 6 24 551 1 8 8 40 Alc 13.5 vol% RS 2.0 g/l TA 5.5 g/l pH 3.6 â€œEnjoy this wine from 2014.â€?
ITEM NO. 47
Saronsberg Die Erf Shiraz 2011 Shiraz 88%, Grenache 12% Wine of Origin Tulbagh
Winemaker Dewaldt Heyns The grapes were hand picked, bunch sorted, de-stemmed and berry sorted on vibration tables. A portion was fermented whole bunch. The mash was left in the fermenter for a 5-day cold soak. Mainly punch downs were used to extract colour and flavour from the skins. After fermentation and extended maceration, the total time on skins was 28 days. The wine was pressed into 100% new French Allier oak barrels where it completed malolactic fermentation. The 12% Grenache was fermented whole bunch. After 12 months the two components were blended together and left in the barrel for a total of 22 months. The wine was bottled unfiltered. Tasting Notes: A fragrant melange of dark fruit, delicate berry and subtle violet flavours with gentle spice aromas that complement on the nose. The palate is silky and full-bodied, packed with concentrated, ripe fruit flavours showing great length and weight. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 552/553/554/555/556/557/558 7 2 14 Qty. cases produced 64 559/560/561/562 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 42 563/564 2 6 12 42 Alc 14.50 vol% RS 3.6 g/l TA 5.80 g/l pH 3.41 â€œEnjoy as a culmination of the two red wine cultivars Saronsberg bottles as single varietals.â€?
100% Cabernet Sauvignon Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Jan Coetzee
Vriesenhof Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Pre-ferment cold maceration for 24 hours before inoculation in stainless steel tanks. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation was completed in tank. Wine was racked to first and second fill French oak barrels (225 litres) for maturation. After 12 months, the wine was racked and returned to third fill barrels for another 12 months of aging before the wine was racked to a 500 litre barrel for another 20 months. The period of maturation in the 500 litre barrel was intended for integration of aromas and softening of tannins. Tasting Notes: Beautiful aromas of red fruit, leather and spice on the nose with fresh cherries and raspberry on the palate.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 1.5 L per lot of cases Case size 3 x 1.5 L 565/566/567 3 2 6 Qty. cases produced 170 568/569/570/571 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 100 572/573/574/575 4 6 24 576/577/578 3 8 24 Alc 13.94 vol% 579/580/581 3 10 30 100 RS 1.9 g/l TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.57 â€œEnjoy now and until 2027.â€?
ITEM NO. 49
Tokara Tribute 2012 Sauvignon Blanc 50%, Semillon 50% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Miles Mossop The grapes originate from four adjacent vineyards on the upper southern slopes of the Simonsberg mountain, between 350 to 530 metres above sea level. The Semillon was picked on the 10th February while the 3 different blocks of Sauvignon Blanc were picked late February/early March. Only free run juice was used. The Sauvignon Blanc fermented in 500 litre light toast barrels (approximately 30% new) while the Semillon fermented in 225 litre medium toast barriques (50% being new). The wine was blended in November and returned to barrel for further maturation. Bottled in February 2013. Tasting Notes: The wine has a stunning nose of honeydew melon, passionfruit and lemongrass. There are hints of white flowers, toasted brioche and marzipan. The entry on the palate is full and rich with stunning clarity of fruit and weight, with a clean middle palate and a long textured finish of toasted almonds and pine nuts. The concentration and acidity of this wine will ensure that it ages well for a further 10 years.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 582/583 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 80 584/585/586/587 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 60 588/589/590/591 4 6 24 592/593 2 8 16 60 Alc 13.8 vol% RS 1.9 g/l TA 7.4 g/l pH 3.04 “Enjoy at 16°C with anything from foie gras to crayfish, fish and white meats.”
100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Teddy Hall
Teddy Hall Maria van Swaanswijk Auction Reserve Chardonnay 2012
Chardonnay grapes sourced from vineyards between Stellenbosch and Somerset West were hand-picked, crushed and pressed. The juice was put into French oak barrels and allowed to undergo 100% natural fermentation. Tasting Notes: Citrus and cedar notes on nose, lemon and lime on the palate, with pinpoint acidity balancing this elegant but persistent Chardonnay.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 594/595 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 180 596/597/598/599 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 60 600/601/602/603 4 6 24 604/605 2 8 16 60 Alc 15.27 vol% RS 2.0 g/l TA 6.6 g/l pH 3.2 â€œEnjoy now until 2018.â€?
ITEM NO. 51
Waterford Estate 2009 Auction Reserve 2BB Cabernet Sauvignon 53%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet franc 14% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Kevin Arnold 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.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 606/607/608/609/610 5 2 10 Qty. cases produced 100 611/612/613/614 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 50 615/616/617/618 4 6 24 50 Alc 14.0 vol% RS 2.9 g/l TA 5.5 g/l pH 3.68 â€œEnjoy in a few years from now with your friends.â€?
100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Carl Schultz
Hartenberg Auction Reserve Shiraz 2010
The wine is a blend of one barrel of Gravel Hill and two barrels of Stork Shiraz. 80% new wood, all French, 21 months in barrel. Tasting Notes: Deep, black-red in colour. Black and red fruits show on the palate. Perfumed notes with treacle aromas are also present. The palate is velvety, has juicy fruit and is elegant.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 619/620 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 141 621/622/623/624 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 80 625/626/627/628 4 6 24 629/630 2 8 16 Alc 14.85 vol% 631/632 2 10 20 80 RS 2.9 g/l TA 6.1 g/l pH 3.47 â€œEnjoy with hearty red meat dishes or venison.â€?
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Kaapzicht Cape Blend 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 54%, Pinotage 34%, Merlot 12% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Danie Steytler The three cultivars were vinified separately and the best tanks went to new French oak barrels for 24 months. The best barrels were then selected for the blend. Tasting Notes: Very intense, dark ruby with a brooding, black centre: massively structured with powerful tannins and serious, richly fruited layers. Superbly crafted with plush dark fruit and a tightly knit structure boding well for longevity, with the treasures to be revealed over the next 4-6 years and beyond.
Lot no. No. of lots 633/634/635/636/637/638/639 7 640/641/642/643/644/645/646 7 647/648/649 3
No. of cases per lot 2 4 6
â€œEnjoy with any red meat or game dish.â€?
Total No. of cases 14 28 18 60
Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 75 Qty. cases on offer 60 Alc 14.41 vol% RS 3.6 g/l TA 6.9 g/l pH 3.4
100% Merlot Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Rianie Strydom
Haskell Vineyards Merlot 2010
Made from a 12 year old vineyard that takes a lot of stress in the season. Clever nurturing of the vines over the past couple of years has rewarded us with high quality fruit. The grapes were picked at phenolic ripeness. Fermented at 28°C with pump-overs four times per day. After pressing, malolactic fermentation and maturing in 100% new oak for 16 months before bottling. Tasting Notes: Lovely flavours of cranberries, mulberries and pomegranates. The palate has firm, tight, powdery fruit tannins which balance well with the fruit flavours from the nose and the acidity. The aftertaste is lingering with dark chocolate. Good balance from nose right through to aftertaste.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 650/651 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 96 652/653/654/655 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 70 656/657/658/659 4 6 24 660/661 2 8 16 Alc 15.0 vol% 662 1 10 10 70 RS 3.0 g/l TA 6.2 g/l pH 3.65 “Enjoy relaxing on your bushveld farm, taking in the beautiful flavours of this wine.”
ITEM NO. 55
Rijk’s CWG Shiraz 2011 100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Estate
Winemaker Pierre Wahl Hand-picked in the cool of the night to retain freshness and flavours. 48 hours cold maceration (10°C) prior to fermentation. 20% of the grapes were not crushed and destemmed and were left to ferment beneath the crushed grapes. Extraction was done by doing a combination of pump-overs and pigeage three times per day. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. Matured for 22 months in a new 300 litre French oak barrel. Tasting Notes: The wine has an exceptional vibrant red colour. A complex nose of black and white pepper spices with liquorice, bramble and black fruit undertones. Well-structured, elegant tannins support a multi-layered, creamy palate and ensure great harmony and balance.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 663/664/665/666/667 5 2 10 Qty. cases produced 65 668/669/670/671 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 38 672/673 2 6 12 38 Alc 13.9 vol% RS 3.7 g/l TA 6.0 g/l pH 3.56 “Enjoy when relaxed and experimenting with different spices in the kitchen while cooking.”
Cabernet Sauvignon 56%, Merlot 32%, Cabernet Franc 12% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Gary Jordan
Jordan Sophia 2010
A blend of the best “Cobblers Hill” barrels and a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has been named “Sophia” after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Representing the characteristics of the three Bordeaux varieties that make up this exceptional wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes were harvested from the best hillside vineyards at Jordan. The wine spent a total of 26 months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and add complexity. Tasting Notes: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with rich blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak. Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent finish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 674/675 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 149 676/677/678/679 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 80 680/681/682/683 4 6 24 684/685 2 8 16 Alc 13.5 vol% 686/687 2 10 20 80 RS 3.0 g/l TA 5.4 g/l pH 3.56 “A classic wine with a new world twist to rival the best of Bordeaux.”
ITEM NO. 57
Bouchard Finlayson Auction Reserve Estate Chardonnay 2012 100% Chardonnay Wine of Origin Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
Winemaker Peter Finlayson As much as we try to keep Pinot noir our flagship, Chardonnay appears to say ‘catch me’. Chardonnay has magic and seductive powers, wooing producers and consumers on all corners of the globe. This vintage presented superb quality fruit produced on high density plantings, picked at optimum ripeness and pressed whole bunch to release purity and length of palate. Matured sur lie for seven months in best Burgundian barrels. Tasting Notes: Aromatic layers of apricot and cantaloupe linger over creamy yeast and mild French oak wood tones, finally resonating a long citrus and quince finish. Maturation and longevity will reward and contribute added complexity.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 688/689/690/691 4 2 8 Qty. cases produced 190 692/693/694/695/696 5 4 20 Qty. cases on offer 80 697/698/699/700/701/702 6 6 36 703/704 2 8 16 80 Alc 13.72 vol% RS 2.1 g/l TA 4.5 g/l pH 3.5 “Enjoy this wine now or after allowing it to mature for three to four years.”
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Shiraz 30%, Merlot 5%, Petit Verdot 5% Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Coenie Snyman
Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2010
The black Southeaster in November 2009 reduced the 2010 crop by 40%. The smaller Merlot crop ripened from late February, until end of March for the Petit Verdot. The components of the blend were vinified and matured separately. The grapes were fully destemmed and sorted. During fermentation, in open fermenters (tanks and barrels), the cap was punched down manually three to five times per day. Post fermentation maceration for 7-25 days, followed by 18 month maturation in 300 litre barrels. Bottled on 14 November 2011. Tasting Notes: This fruit driven wine shows cassis and raspberry aromas intertwined with dark chocolate and cedar notes, backed by a touch of cumin spiciness. The ripe cassis and dark chocolate follows through onto the mouth-filling palate. The lengthy finish is well balanced with the sweetness of the fruit and the dryness of the tannins. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 705/706/707/708/709 5 2 10 Qty. cases produced 62 710/711/712/713/714/715 6 4 24 Qty. cases on offer 40 716 1 6 6 40 Alc 15.06 vol% RS 3.2 g/l TA 6.2 g/l pH 3.58 â€œEnjoy this wine in good company with good food, preferably wholesome cuts of red meat.â€?
ITEM NO. 59
Simonsig Heirloom Shiraz 2011 100% Shiraz Wine of Origin Stellenbosch
Winemaker Johan Malan 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. This wine is packed in wooden boxes.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 717/718 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced 90 719/720/721/722 4 4 16 Qty. cases on offer 70 723/724/725/726 4 6 24 727/728 2 8 16 Alc 15.5 vol% 729 1 10 10 70 RS 4.0 g/l TA 5.7 g/l pH 3.5 “Enjoy this wine with good friends who also love a rich, full bodied Shiraz.”
Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Shiraz 25% Wine of Origin Jonkershoek-Valley
Winemaker Neil Ellis
Neil Ellis Auction Reserve 2011
Exquisite parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz were fermented separately in stainless steel fermenters. A series of pump overs and punch downs were employed to manage extraction. Further maceration followed before racking to barrel for malolactic fermentation. This wine spent 18 months in new French oak. Tasting Notes: Deep and generous red colour with a dark core. The aromatics reveal red and black fruits with fresh liquorice and black olive notes. The palate is seamless, sophisticated and stylish. Structure and texture weave into a tightly focussed, poised, multi-dimensional continuum. Fine and persistent shaley tannins conspire with bright acidity.
Lot no. No. of lots No. of cases Total No. Bottle size 750 ml per lot of cases Case size 6 x 750 ml 730/731 2 2 4 Qty. cases produced As per WSR2A 732 1 4 4 Qty. cases on offer 60 733/734 2 6 12 735/736/737/738/739 5 8 40 60 Alc 14.2 vol% RS 1.9 g/l TA 5.5 g/l pH 3.66 â€œEnjoy with beef, lamb and game.â€?
The Vineyard Connection
Appointed courier for CWG 2013 The Vineyard Connection specialises in wine distribution both locally and internationally. After 18 years of dedicated service to the wine industry, The Vineyard Connection offers a reliable and efficient freight service worldwide. Delivery charges for wines purchased at the 2013 Nedbank CWG Auction, per case* are as follows: Cape Town and Surrounds: For orders UNDER 20 cases: R54,50 per case; plus insurance at 1% of the VAT exclusive value of the wine. For orders OVER 20 cases: R43,50 per case; plus insurance at 1% of the VAT exclusive value of the wine. Other local destinations: For orders UNDER 40 cases: R75,50 per case; plus insurance at 1% of the VAT exclusive value of the wine. For orders OVER 40 cases: R69,50 per case; plus insurance at 1% of the VAT exclusive value of the wine. * Please note: One case is equal to 6 x 750ml; 3 x 1.5L, 6 x 500ml or 6 x 375ml • Wine to Johannesburg and Pretoria will be delivered in an insulated container from Vineyard Connection’s air-conditioned warehouse, directly to your door. To enjoy the benefit of the insulated container service, please ensure your auction purchases and delivery costs are paid in full by 1 November 2013. • Please note that South African buyers who have requested delivery by The Vineyard Connection can expect delivery from 1 November provided they have paid for their wines and delivery costs in full. • Buyers who have opted to collect their wines from The Vineyard Connection may do so from 1 November, provided their wines have been paid for in full. All wines must be collected from Vineyard Connection by 30 November 2013. 74
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The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
Rules of Auction Date of auction: Saturday 5 October 2013 at Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch from 09h00 Auctioneers: Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, 13 Piers Road, Wynberg 7800. Ph 021 761 1803 Please note the following requirements of the Consumer Protection Act: 1. All prospective bidders must register for the Auction by completing an Auction Purchasers Card and providing proof of identity and residence prior to making any bids during the auction. 2. A person who intends to bid on behalf of another, must produce a letter of authority expressly authorising him or her to bid on behalf of that person, and both that person and the person bidding on his or her behalf must provide a copy of proof of identity and residence. 3. A person bidding on behalf of a company must produce a letter of authority expressly authorising him or her to bid on behalf of that company and the letter of authority must appear on the letterhead of the company and must be accompanied by a certified copy of the company resolution authorising him or her to do so. That person making the bid must present proof of identity and residence. The standard Conditions of Sale for the Nedbank CWG Auction are as follows: 1. The Auction conditions shall govern the relationship/s between the Auctioneer, the Guild, the Seller, the Bidder and the Purchaser and / or the Product and / or any matter relating thereto or resultant there from. 2. Every sale shall be subject to the control of the Auctioneer who shall have the sole right to regulate the advance in the bidding. Every bid shall constitute an offer to purchase the product or any lot auctioned for sale at the amount bid. The Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any Lot or Lots or to vary the order of same. 3. The highest bidder at the Auction shall be the person indicated by the Auctioneer by the fall of the hammer or by such other means as he may select. In the event of a dispute arising between any two or more Bidders, the Auctioneer shall have the right in his sole discretion to declare the sale to be of no force or effect and to re-sell the Product in question, alternatively to select the Purchaser to whom the respective lot shall have been sold. The Auctioneer may accept or reject any bid without giving a reason. The Auctioneerâ€™s decision in all cases is final. 4. Registration to purchase wine at the Auction implies that the Purchaser is familiar with, and fully accepts, the Auction Conditions of Sale details as contained herein. 5. Upon registration, the Purchaser will pay a refundable deposit of R2 000, either by credit card, bank guaranteed cheque or cash cheque. Such deposit payable shall be at the discretion of the Guild. 6. The Auctioneer will issue, upon request, pro-forma invoices (excluding VAT, delivery and insurance) on the day of the Auction. 75
The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
Rules of Auction
7. The Auctioneer, Guild and / or Seller shall be entitled to correct any error in calculation in the pro-forma invoice and /or incorrect information that may be reflected thereon. 8. Final tax invoices (including VAT, delivery and insurance where applicable) will be presented to Purchasers by the Sellers within 14 days of the Auction. 9. Payment must be made upon receipt of final invoice either by cash, cheque, and transfer into the Guild’s bank account or credit card. The Guild reserves the right to charge interest on payments not received within 30 days of receipt of invoice. 10. Ownership will not pass until the purchase price has been paid in full. No Lot or Lots may be removed until then. 11. All Purchasers are to take possession of their purchases within eight weeks from the date of Auction unless otherwise arranged. The Guild reserves the right to charge storage fees on wines not collected by 30 November 2013. 12. The price bid for any product shall not include Value Added Tax, Insurance, Transportation, Export Charges and FOBBING costs of any wines shipped overseas. 13. The risk in the product shall pass to the Purchaser upon the Product leaving the premises of the Seller. In the case of the Product being exported, the risk shall pass to the Purchaser on delivery of the Product to the shipping agent / freight forwarder. 14. Overseas Customers paying by foreign bank transfer are responsible for paying both their own (local) and beneficiary (overseas) bank charges. These charges may not be deducted before making payment to the CWG. 15. The Seller shall dispatch the Product purchased at the Auction within 60 (sixty) days from the date of the Auction provided payment by the Purchaser has been received in full by the Guild. 16. The sale is voetstoots. No warranty is given or implied by the designation in the catalogue and no allowance whatsoever will be made for misdescription or errors of whatsoever nature. A bid shall be taken as proof that bidders have made themselves acquainted with the Lot for which they have bid. 17. Online bidders will be charged 3% commission on their VAT exclusive auction purchases. 18. The Auctioneer’s Vendue Roll of Sale is final and no dispute will be taken into consideration as to the correctness of the same. All lots knocked down are at the risk of the Purchaser at the fall of the hammer. 19. The Auctioneer and / or the Guild are prepared to execute bids on behalf of buyers if instructed to do so. Notwithstanding the acceptance of a Postal Bid Mandate by the Auctioneer and/or the Guild, the Auctioneer and/or the Guild shall not be obliged to execute such a bid and the Purchaser shall have no claim in damages whether direct or indirect or consequential from whatsoever cause arising against the Auctioneer, the Guild and/or any person nominated by the Guild. 20. The Purchaser chooses his domicilium citandi et executandi at the address given on the signed Purchaser’s card. 21. The Purchaser consents to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court and the Auctioneer has the sole discretion to institute an action in the Magistrate’s Court, if appropriate and applicable. 22. In the event that it becomes necessary for the Auctioneer, the Guild and / or the Seller to take any legal action to ensure performance of these conditions or any agreement concluded, pursuant thereto or in respect of any transaction which is governed by these conditions, the Purchaser shall be obliged to pay the Auctioneer, the Guild and / or the Seller as the case may be, all legal costs and expenses incurred on the sale as between attorney and own client including collection commission and the Auctioneer, the Guild and / or the Seller shall be entitled to claim the same.