Auction Wines 2016

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2015

Sourced from a single south-facing vineyard on The Skyfields, home to Ataraxia in the
Hemel-en-Aarde located outside the coastal village of Hermanus. Painstaking fruit selection
was followed by an extreme non-interventionist winemaking approach. Fermented in small,
tight-grain French oak barriques, custom ordered from very specific Burgundian coopers,
this wine was barrel aged for a further 9 months before being bottled.

Winemaker: Kevin Grant

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 800.00
Lowest: R 7 000.00
Average: R 7 380.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.37 vol%
RS: 2.40 g/l
TA: 7.70 g/l
pH: 3.23

Bartho Eksteen Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc - Wooded 2015

This oaked style nods towards Pessac-Léognan, but has a Cape character all of its own.
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, no settling, naturally fermented in a 500 litre older
French oak barrel, matured for 11 months on lees, bottled with minimum stabilisation and
filtration. Enjoy with crayfish bisque, petit poulet and creamed spinach or alikreukel – three
ways (ref. the CWG Book “Cellarmasters in the Kitchen”).

Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 4 400.00
Average: R 4 618.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 60
Cases Auctioned 44

Analysis

Alc: 13.59 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 7.60 g/l
pH: 3.10

Beaumont Family Wines 'Moerse Moer' Chenin Blanc 2015

Since 2010 I have been bulk filtering the solids of my Chenin juice. This is the 2015 version.
I always found fascinating herbal, acidic gritty flavours in these solids. So with the help of
a bulk filter I cleaned up this juice and then fermented it in barrel for about seven months.
Occasionally winemaking experiments produce something amazing. I love the Afrikaans
description for when something is amazing it’s, “Moerse”! This was a “moerse lekker”
portion of lees (also known as “moer” in Afrikaans).

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 400.00
Lowest: R 4 600.00
Average: R 4 870.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 88
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 12.68 vol%
RS: 2.80 g/l
TA: 6.70 g/l
pH: 3.21

Beyerskloof Pinotage 2014

The grapes were hand-picked at optimum ripeness. Fermentation took place over five days
in open casks with punch-downs every two hours. The average fermentation temperature
was 26°C. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine matured in new
French oak for 20 months. Only the best Pinotage barrel was selected for this wine.

Winemaker: Beyers Truter

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 11 000.00
Lowest: R 8 200.00
Average: R 8 693.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 50
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 14.72 vol%
RS: 2.70 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.54

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve 2014

Only two barrels were made from Syrah sourced from a tiny, unique parcel grown on
decomposed schist soil at the Porseleinberg farm. Spontaneous fermentation took place in
concrete fermenters with 10% whole bunches, the rest was destemmed but not crushed.
The wine was matured for 18 months in older barrique.

Winemaker: Marc Kent

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 11 400.00
Lowest: R 9 600.00
Average: R 10 020.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.73 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.55

Boplaas 1880 Ox Wagon Reserve 8 Year Potstill Brandy

Our angels’ 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!

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 400.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 3 917.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 35
Cases Auctioned 24

Analysis

Alc: 38.00 vol%
RS:
TA:
pH:

Boplaas Cape Vintage Auction Reserve 2009

Only the finest Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional and Souzão were selected by the winemaker
from specific low-yielding vineyards. All the fruit was hand harvested at optimum ripeness,
fermented and fortified in small lagares and 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.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 000.00
Lowest: R 4 200.00
Average: R 4 920.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 208
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 19.00 vol%
RS: 96.60 g/l
TA: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.60

Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2014

Harvested at around 24° Balling. 50% whole bunch. Fermented naturally in 500 litre, open
French oak barrel. After fermentation, left on skins for another 20 days. Hand pressed with
small basket press. Malolactic fermentation in barrel and the wine was matured for 16
months in 20% new French oak.

Winemaker: Jacques Borman

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 9 000.00
Lowest: R 6 600.00
Average: R 7 400.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.30 vol%
RS: 1.70 g/l
TA: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.57

Cederberg Ghost Corner Semillon 2015

A reductive style. Cold crushed at 8°C with skin contact for eight hours. Only free run juice
was used and then settled for two days at 10°C. 50% fermentation took place in stainless
steel and 50% was fermented in a first fill oak barrel for four months. Weekly battonage
in both barrel and stainless steel.

Winemaker: David Nieuwoudt

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 600.00
Lowest: R 1 800.00
Average: R 2 027.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.00 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 6.50 g/l
pH: 3.50

Cederberg Teen Die Hoog Shiraz 2014

Cold maceration for three days, inoculated with selected yeast strain and pump-overs every
six hours with two punch-downs a day during peak fermentation. Fermentation at 25 –
28°C for about five days. 20 days of extended skin maceration and malolactic fermentation
in new oak barrels. Barrel maturation took place in 225 litre medium toast, tight grain oak
barrels for 15 months.

Winemaker: David Nieuwoudt

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 8 400.00
Lowest: R 7 800.00
Average: R 8 120.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 150
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 15.00 vol%
RS: 3.60 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.52

De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2013

Hand-picked fruit, nourished by the shale soils of the Ceres Plateau, was crushed before
undergoing three days of cold maceration on the skins. It was then fermented in a stainless
steel tank for approximately six days with gentle pneumatic punch-downs. The wine
was then carefully basket pressed and transferred to 2nd fill French oak for malolactic
fermentation on the fine lees, after which it was moved into other 2nd and 3rd fill French
oak barrels for a maturation period lasting 12 months.

Winemaker: Charles Hopkins

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 117.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 100
Cases Auctioned 24

Analysis

Alc: 14.45 vol%
RS: 2.30 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.50

Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013

This wine was made from a selected patch of earth in our GS vineyard, where the vines
have very low vigour and give low yields. The small batch of grapes was fermented in an
open tank with daily punch-downs. Malolactic fermentation and barrel maturation in a 300
litre new French oak barrel followed for 24 months before egg white fining, filtration and
bottling took place.

Winemaker: David Finlayson

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 800.00
Lowest: R 5 000.00
Average: R 5 720.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 15.60 vol%
RS: 3.50 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.66

Ernie Els CWG 2014

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

Winemaker: Louis Strydom

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 400.00
Lowest: R 5 000.00
Average: R 5 571.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 3.00 g/l
TA: 6.00 g/l
pH: 3.83

Etienne le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2013

A single vineyard selection from the Helderberg area in Stellenbosch, traditionally fermented
and then aged in new oak barrels for 22 months.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 800.00
Lowest: R 4 200.00
Average: R 5 765.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 94
Cases Auctioned 80

Analysis

Alc: 14.42 vol%
RS: 1.30 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.65

Etienne le Riche Special Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

A pure Cabernet Sauvignon from a small, specially selected batch. Treated individually and
separately with traditional methods, and secondary fermentation and maturation in new
oak. This wine should not be confused with the 2007 Auction Reserve as it is a uniquely
different wine.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 10 000.00
Lowest: R 8 200.00
Average: R 9 189.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 47
Cases Auctioned 36

Analysis

Alc: 14.73 vol%
RS: 2.00 g/l
TA: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.71

Gottfried Mocke Wine Projects Pinot Noir 2015

High altitude, low yielding parcel. Traditional vinification methods, spontaneous
fermentation with 15% whole cluster in open concrete fermenters. Prolonged malolactic
fermentation in 50% new 228 litre barriques for 16 months.

Winemaker: Gottfried Mocke

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 200.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 380.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 90
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.09 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.51

Graham Beck Wines Non Plus Ultra Cap Methode Cap Classique 2008

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 72 months on the lees prior to disgorgement. Note:
This wine was sold at the CWG Auctions of 2014 = 60 cases and 2015 = 60 cases. All with
different time on the lees and disgorgement dates.

Winemaker: Pieter Ferreira

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 400.00
Lowest: R 3 600.00
Average: R 3 973.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 11.66 vol%
RS: 6.70 g/l
TA: 6.40 g/l
pH: 3.20

Groot Constantia Auction Chardonnay 2015

Barrel fermented Chardonnay from a single vineyard on granite-based Clovelly soil. Kept on
the lees for 10 months in a mix of second and third fill French oak.

Winemaker: Boela Gerber

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 000.00
Lowest: R 2 400.00
Average: R 2 470.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 65
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 13.97 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 6.50 g/l
pH: 3.26

Groot Constantia Auction Shiraz 2014

The grapes were hand harvested from selected blocks and fermented in open top barrels.
Punch-downs were done at six hour intervals during fermentation. Post fermentation
maceration for a week before being basket pressed. Wine was aged in a 2 700 litre French
oak cask for 14 months.

Winemaker: Boela Gerber

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 800.00
Lowest: R 4 800.00
Average: R 5 120.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 83
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 13.88 vol%
RS: 2.60 g/l
TA: 6.00 g/l
pH: 3.51

Hartenberg CWG Auction Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The grapes for this wine were hand-picked and sorted for optimal quality and ripeness.
Barrel maturation of 21 months, using 70% new and 30% second fill French oak barrels,
created an elegant, ageable wine. The balance of this Cabernet was used as the foundation
for our flagship red blend, the Mackenzie.

Winemaker: Carl Schultz

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 10 000.00
Lowest: R 8 400.00
Average: R 9 096.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 86
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 13.88 vol%
RS: 2.60 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.49

Hartenberg CWG Auction Shiraz 2012

Two of the best parcels of Shiraz on Hartenberg Estate were combined to create this wine.
Hand-picked and sorted, the grapes were selected to be the very best. 50% new and 50%
second fill French oak barrels were used to mature this wine for 21 months. This wine is a
blend of our two flagship Shiraz wines, the Gravel Hill and Stork.

Winemaker: Carl Schultz

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 8 400.00
Lowest: R 7 200.00
Average: R 7 433.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 90
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.16 vol%
RS: 2.80 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.47

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Selection 2015

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 substrata
provide the backbone for the mineral flavours. Regular barrel rolling accentuates the
rich, leesy character in this elegantly expressive wine.

Winemaker: Gary Jordan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 9 400.00
Lowest: R 4 600.00
Average: R 6 340.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 98
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 13.00 vol%
RS: 2.40 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.39

Jordan Sophia 2013

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, which overlook Table Mountain and False Bay. Fermented at
28°C with three pump-overs daily over the fermenting cap. After pressing, the wine was
racked to barrel where it completed malolactic fermentation. The wine spent a total of 26
months in 225 litre French oak barrels to integrate the rich tannins and gain complexity.

Winemaker: Gary Jordan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 800.00
Lowest: R 4 800.00
Average: R 5 241.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 98
Cases Auctioned 68

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 1.90 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.62

Kaapzicht Estate Auction Selection 1947 Chenin Blanc 2015

Hands off approach, old vines, and whole bunch pressed natural fermentation in big French
oak barrels. Nothing added, just pure old vine Chenin Blanc.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 400.00
Lowest: R 5 400.00
Average: R 5 792.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 150
Cases Auctioned 48

Analysis

Alc: 13.53 vol%
RS: 3.80 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.35

Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2013

Grapes from 28 year old vineyards were picked at 24.5° Balling. At the cellar the grapes
were destemmed, sorted and crushed into open top fermenters. The skins were punched
down every two hours for five days. After malolactic fermentation the blend was made,
and the wine went to 100% new French oak barrels for 23 months.

Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 13 400.00
Lowest: R 10 000.00
Average: R 10 988.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 85
Cases Auctioned 64

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 6.40 g/l
pH: 3.56

Kanonkop CWG Pinotage 2014

Old unirrigated bush vines with yields of 3-5 tons/ha were used to make this wine. The
grapes were destemmed, sorted, crushed and fermented in open top “kuipe” for three
days. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel and spent a total of 19 months
in barrel.

Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 8 200.00
Lowest: R 6 600.00
Average: R 7 211.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 110
Cases Auctioned 74

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 3.40 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.68

Louis Nel Unobtainium Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2014

This wine was made from grapes in the Helderberg region, where selected parcels were
separately harvested, wild fermented, punched down and left to age in French oak barrels.
The wine spent 24 months in French oak of which 50% were new.

Winemaker: Louis Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 600.00
Lowest: R 4 800.00
Average: R 5 267.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 83
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.84 vol%
RS: 3.00 g/l
TA: 6.10 g/l
pH: 3.63

Luddite The Broken Ankle Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The Shiraz portion is from our oldest vineyard, fermented in open bins with hand punchdowns.
Totally natural ferment. Pressed and allowed to finish malolactic fermentation
in barrel. The Cabernet portion is from our own vineyards; very small berry so gentle
punch-downs not to extract too much tannin. Pressed and sent to barrel. After malolactic
fermentation, both wines were racked and the blend made up and returned to barrel for
a further year’s maturation. Only second filled French oak barrels were used to allow the
fruit to come to the fore.

Winemaker: Niels Verburg

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 8 800.00
Lowest: R 4 800.00
Average: R 6 244.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 110
Cases Auctioned 90

Analysis

Alc: 14.97 vol%
RS: 3.30 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.56

Mullineux Clairette Blanche 2015

This rare Clairette Blanche is my effort to showcase how special historically significant
varieties are in South Africa. The vineyard is 40 years old and dry land farmed on Paardeberg
Granite. Natural fermentation in barrel. Clairette Blanche evolves beautifully.

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 400.00
Lowest: R 3 600.00
Average: R 3 894.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 57
Cases Auctioned 34

Analysis

Alc: 13.00 vol%
RS: 2.40 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.35

Mullineux Trifecta Syrah 2013

The Trifecta Syrah comes from our three best Swartland vineyards. One Syrah vineyard
is grown on Schist soil, one on Granite soil and one on Iron soil; bringing brooding
structure, perfumed freshness and lush mid-palate to the wine. The grapes were
hand-picked and whole-bunch fermented together naturally. The wine spent two
years in barrel and 18 months in bottle before release. 2013 was a very perfumed and
sophisticated vintage in the Swartland.

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 400.00
Lowest: R 6 200.00
Average: R 6 733.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 69
Cases Auctioned 48

Analysis

Alc: 13.52 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.72

Neil Ellis Insignium 2013

Exquisite parcels of Bottelary Tempranillo and Piekenierskloof Grenache were vinified
separately in open top fermenters. Towards the end of fermentation, the wine was racked
into 100% new oak where the wine completed fermentation. After malolactic fermentation,
individual components were classified and selected for inclusion into the 2013 Insignium
blend. 17 months barrel maturation followed.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 600.00
Lowest: R 5 600.00
Average: R 5 940.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 120
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.21 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.56

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Seadragon Pinot Noir 2015

Seadragon is a parcel sourced out of a 1ha vineyard that is the heartbeat of the Newton
Johnson farm. The bunches were selectively picked by the family, along a narrow contour
of broken up claystone in the granitic soil. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, it
allows diverse and dynamic micro-organisms from the grape itself to flourish unrestrained
in the fermentation. 11 months maturation, with a further six months élevage in larger
oak. Unfiltered, it will improve over many years in bottle.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 9 000.00
Lowest: R 7 600.00
Average: R 8 320.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 108
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 13.87 vol%
RS: 1.70 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.62

Nicky Versfeld Double Barrel Semillon 2015

The grapes were harvested from 15 year old vines in late February 2015 and whole bunch
pressed. The grape juice underwent natural fermentation in two 600 litre third fill French
oak barrels and aged on the fermentation lees for eight months. This wine was bottled
during November 2015.

Winemaker: Nicky Versfeld

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 600.00
Lowest: R 1 800.00
Average: R 2 449.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 132
Cases Auctioned 70

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 1.70 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.35

Nitida Swan Song Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The grapes from pockets of vineyards on Nitida were hand-picked at different ripeness
levels to best express the Nitida terroir. A portion of the wine was fermented in French
oak barrels using only natural/wild yeasts. Thereafter the wine was left on the lees for four
months to enhance the typical varietal characters. The final blend is made up of 68% barrel
fermented (10% 1st fill barrels) and 32% tank fermented Sauvignon Blanc.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 000.00
Lowest: R 2 000.00
Average: R 2 467.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 50
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.10 vol%
RS: 2.60 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.59

Paul Cluver Auction Selection Pinot Noir 2014

The grapes were sourced and selected from our highest lying mountain vineyards on De
Rust Estate and are all new clones (667,113,115). After harvesting at night, the grapes
were destemmed and transferred without pumping to four ton wooden fermenters, cold
soaked for nine days with the fermentation starting without inoculation. Punched down
twice a day and after fermentation only free run wine was transferred to 300 litre barrels
for maturation. The wine was then left in barrel for 11 months before bottling.

Winemaker: Andries Burger

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 400.00
Lowest: R 4 400.00
Average: R 4 560.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 80
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.91 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 4.70 g/l
pH: 3.57

Paul Cluver The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2015

The grapes were selected from 28 year old Chardonnay vineyards, the oldest on the
property in Elgin. After whole bunch pressing, the juice was settled naturally. The juice was
then transferred to barrel for fermentation without inoculation. The barrels used for this
wine are from selected Burgundian cooperages, one third was new wood. The wine was
left on the gross lees for nine months before racking, stabilisation and bottling.

Winemaker: Andries Burger

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6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 800.00
Lowest: R 5 000.00
Average: R 5 213.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 73
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 12.95 vol%
RS: 1.90 g/l
TA: 6.80 g/l
pH: 3.29

Rijk's CWG Chenin Blanc 2013

The grapes were hand-picked at night. 100% barrel fermented and matured for 14 months
in one new and one second fill 300 litre French oak barrel. This wine was fermented with
natural yeast. No malolactic fermentation took place in order to preserve the natural acids
and varietal purity of this diverse cultivar.

Winemaker: Pierre Wahl

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Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 124
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.82 vol%
RS: 8.10 g/l
TA: 6.40 g/l
pH: 3.13

Rijk's CWG Chenin Blanc 2013

The grapes were hand-picked at night. 100% barrel fermented and matured for 14 months
in one new and one second fill 300 litre French oak barrel. This wine was fermented with
natural yeast. No malolactic fermentation took place in order to preserve the natural acids
and varietal purity of this diverse cultivar.

Winemaker: Pierre Wahl

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 800.00
Lowest: R 3 600.00
Average: R 3 720.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 124
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.82 vol%
RS: 8.10 g/l
TA: 6.40 g/l
pH: 3.13

Rijk's CWG Pinotage 2013

To ensure maximum fruit and colour retention, the grapes were hand-picked in the cool of
the night. The crushed berries were given a 48 hour cold maceration prior to fermentation.
Manual punch-downs were done three times a day to extract tannin and colour. Skins were
pressed at 5° Balling. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. Matured for 22 months
in one new and one second fill French oak barrel.

Winemaker: Pierre Wahl

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6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 600.00
Lowest: R 6 200.00
Average: R 6 832.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 74
Cases Auctioned 38

Analysis

Alc: 14.54 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 6.10 g/l
pH: 3.50

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2013

The grapes were picked between 11 March and 11 April. The components were vinified
separately. The grapes were fully destalked and sorted. During the fermentation in open
fermenters, the cap was punched down four times per day. Maceration for 21-31 days
followed by maturation in 300 and 500 litre barrels for 22 months. Bottled on the 6
February 2015.

Winemaker: Coenie Snyman

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 12 600.00
Lowest: R 7 000.00
Average: R 8 156.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 55
Cases Auctioned 36

Analysis

Alc: 15.50 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 6.50 g/l
pH: 3.56

Rust en Vrede CWG Auction Estate 2013 (1.5L bottles)

The grapes were picked between 11 March and 11 April. The components were vinified
separately. The grapes were fully destalked and sorted. During the fermentation in open
fermenters, the cap was punched down four times per day. Maceration for 21-31 days
followed by maturation in 300 and 500 litre barrels for 22 months. Bottled on the 6
February 2015.

Winemaker: Coenie Snyman

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 200.00
Lowest: R 7 000.00
Average: R 7 040.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 1.5L
Case Size: 3 x 1.5L
Cases Produced: 11
Cases Auctioned 10

Analysis

Alc: 15.15 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 6.50 g/l
pH: 3.56

Saronsberg Die Erf Shiraz - Grenache - Mourvèdre - Viognier 2011

The grapes were hand-picked from low yielding vines in the early morning hours, forcecooled,
hand-sorted and transported by gravity to open top fermenters. An average of
three day cold-soaks preceded separate fermentation of the various cultivars. Four punchdowns
were done per day and one pump-over. After fermentation the wine went through
malolactic and was aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels. The best barrel of the
various cultivars was selected and one barrel blended. No filtration.

Winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns

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6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 400.00
Lowest: R 6 400.00
Average: R 6 624.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 53
Cases Auctioned 34

Analysis

Alc: 15.12 vol%
RS: 3.90 g/l
TA: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.50

Saronsberg Sneeusig Shiraz 2012

Grapes hand harvested from low yielding vines grown on weathered shale soils were
picked in the early morning hours, force-cooled, hand-sorted and transported by gravity to
an open top fermenter. A three day cold-soak preceded fermentation which was allowed
to start naturally and inoculated half way with D254 yeast. Five punch-downs were done
per day. After fermentation the wine went through malolactic fermentation and was aged
for 20 months in new French oak barrels. The best barrel of this vineyard was selected.

Winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 400.00
Lowest: R 6 400.00
Average: R 6 867.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 60
Cases Auctioned 42

Analysis

Alc: 14.75 vol%
RS: 3.40 g/l
TA: 6.30 g/l
pH: 3.38

Sijnn Wines /awa 2014

Both the Syrah and Mourvèdre were naturally fermented in open top tanks after which
they were pressed in a traditional basket press. Vinified separately, the Syrah was drained
into a new French oak barrel where it spent one year before being blended with the
Mourvèdre in a 400 litre barrel, for a further nine months of ageing.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 600.00
Lowest: R 5 400.00
Average: R 5 967.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 76
Cases Auctioned 48

Analysis

Alc: 14.19 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.65

Sijnn Wines /awa 2014 (1.5L Bottles)

Both the Syrah and Mourvèdre were naturally fermented in open top tanks after which
they were pressed in a traditional basket press. Vinified separately, the Syrah was drained
into a new French oak barrel where it spent one year before being blended with the
Mourvèdre in a 400 litre barrel, for a further nine months of ageing.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 400.00
Lowest: R 5 800.00
Average: R 6 100.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 1.5L
Case Size: 3 x 1.5L
Cases Produced: 10
Cases Auctioned 8

Analysis

Alc: 14.19 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.65

Silverthorn Wines Big Dog II Méthode Cap Classique 2011

Both the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir were picked by hand and then gently whole
bunch pressed. The Chardonnay juice was barrel fermented and aged in large old French
oak barrels to enhance the creaminess and complexity and add palate weight. The Pinot
Noir juice was tank fermented in order to accentuate the bright berry characters. After
blending, the wine was bottle fermented and aged on the lees for 53 months. After
disgorging the wine was aged for a further six months on the cork.

Winemaker: John Loubser

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 000.00
Lowest: R 5 600.00
Average: R 6 020.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 11.50 vol%
RS: 7.20 g/l
TA: 6.40 g/l
pH: 3.19

Simonsig Cuvée Chêne Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs 2007

Chardonnay grown on weathered shale soil on the estate was whole bunch pressed and
the cuvée was fermented in seasoned French oak. During winter only three barrels of
outstanding quality were selected out of a total of more than 100. Matured for 15 months
on the primary yeast lees and bottled. Cellared on the yeast sediment in the bottle for four
years and disgorged in April 2012. Matured on cork for another four and a half years.
Chêne means oak.

Winemaker: Johan Malan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 000.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 2 673.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 170
Cases Auctioned 44

Analysis

Alc: 13.00 vol%
RS: 3.70 g/l
TA: 7.80 g/l
pH: 3.30

Simonsig Mediterraneo 2015

The grapes were hand-picked in small crates and chilled overnight before whole bunch
pressing yielded only the free run juice. All three varieties were fermented in seasoned
French oak using natural and cultured yeast. Fermented and matured on the primary lees
with some battonage for nine months before blending and bottling. Gentle handling and
minimal interference preserved the full potential of the delicate flavours.

Winemaker: Johan Malan

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6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 200.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 3 136.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 113
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.30 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 6.00 g/l
pH: 3.32

Spier Frans K Smit Auction Selection 2011

This Five Star John Platter wine was fermented in 400 litre roller barrels and a 1000 litre
open top fermenter, followed by 24 months in barrel maturation. A light egg fining rounded
off the tannin structure.

Winemaker: Frans Smit

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Highest: R 5 000.00
Lowest: R 4 200.00
Average: R 4 624.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 172
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.94 vol%
RS: 4.90 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.50

Strydom Family Wines The Expatriate Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz 2013

The Cabernet is selected barrels from two different vineyards and the Syrah is a special
vineyard growing on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain. Both varieties were pumped
over and punched down 5 times a day in open top fermenters; with a total time of 15 days’
maceration on skins prior to pressing. Malolactic fermentation was in barrel. The Cabernet
Sauvignon was matured in new barrels and the Syrah in a 3rd fill barrel. Blending was in
June 2014 and bottling December of the same year.

Winemaker: Rianie Strydom

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 000.00
Lowest: R 3 200.00
Average: R 3 389.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.48 vol%
RS: 3.30 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.56

Teddy Hall Wines Maria van Loon née Engelbrecht Shiraz Reserve 2015 (3L Bottles)

Fermented in a small open fermenter. Punched down three times per day and pressed after
nine days. Aged in second fill French oak barriques.

Winemaker: Teddy Hall

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6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 700.00
Lowest: R 4 200.00
Average: R 4 633.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 3L
Case Size: 1 x 3L
Cases Produced: 36
Cases Auctioned 36

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 2.90 g/l
TA: 6.30 g/l
pH: 3.59

The Drift Farm Kindred Shiraz/Malbec/Barbera 2014

The most important winemaking decision happened many years before the first grape for
this wine was ever harvested. It was a decision of what type of grape to plant where, and in
what specific way. To this extent, this wine was conceived and dreamt about over 15 years
ago. We chose specific clones of specific varieties, married them to specific rootstocks,
planted them on carefully prepared soil, in particular sites on a unique farm. Many years
later, this vision bore fruit and the simple, foreseen winemaking process took place. Manual
punch-downs, wild yeast, unfiltered and unfined. Natural, hand-crafted wine.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 000.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 4 293.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 135
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.64

Tokara Siberia Chardonnay 2015

The grapes were hand-picked into small shallow picking crates and placed in a cold store
overnight. The following day the cold grapes (6°C) were whole bunch pressed to a stainless
steel tank for overnight settling. The settled juice was moved to barrel for fermentation
which took place spontaneously. The wine spent a total of 11 months in 228 litre barrels of
which 33% were new. Only sulphur dioxide was used in the production of this wine, there
was no fining, stabilisation or filtration.

Winemaker: Miles Mossop

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 800.00
Lowest: R 3 200.00
Average: R 3 547.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 50
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.50 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.33

Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2013 (1.5L bottles)

Fermented on the skins for five days, whereafter the fermentation was completed in barrel
and the wine matured for a further 12 months.

Winemaker: Jan Coetzee

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 147.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 1.5L
Case Size: 3 x 1.5L
Cases Produced: 190
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.24 vol%
RS: 1.09 g/l
TA: 5.76 g/l
pH: 3.56

Waterford Estate '88 Kept Aside Chardonnay 2015

Fruit selected from within a single vineyard underwent natural alcoholic fermentation
in 300 litre Burgundy barrels. Malolactic fermentation was prohibited and the wine was
allowed to age on the gross lees for 11 months. No fining or filtration on this wine.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 370.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 12.50 vol%
RS: 2.90 g/l
TA: 6.00 g/l
pH: 3.38