Auction Wines 2018

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2017

Once again, sourced from a single south-facing vineyard on The Skyfields, home to Ataraxia, located in the Hemel-en-Aarde outside the Atlantic coastal town of Hermanus. Fruit selection at harvest was painstaking, followed by an extreme non-interventionist winemaking approach. Fermented in small, tight-grained French oak barrels, custom ordered from selected Burgundian coopers, this wine was quietly barrel aged for afurther nine months before beingbottled.

Winemaker: Kevin Grant

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 000.00
Lowest: R 4 600.00
Average: R 5 070.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.21 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 7.90 g/l
pH: 3.15

Bartho Eksteen Professore 2016

Professore is a tribute to two of the greatest pioneers in the history of the South African wine industry, professors Abraham Perold and Chris Orffer, fathers of our very own Pinotage, Roobernet and Nouvelle. This might be a world first and a true Cape blend. A solid Pinotage from granite soil was used, 20% juice was bled off after crushing and replaced by 10% juice of full-ripe Nouvelle. After fermentation, 20% Roobernet was blended in and matured for 21 months in small French oak.

 

 

Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 000.00
Lowest: R 3 600.00
Average: R 3 729.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 48
Cases Auctioned 34

Analysis

Alc: 14.15 vol%
RS: 2.70 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.57

Bartho Eksteen Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc - Wooded 2017

Whole bunch pressed, no settling. Naturally fermented in older, big wood. Matured for 11 months on lees. Bottled with minimum interference. Serve with crayfish bisque, petit poulet and creamed spinach or alikreukel trio (ref. the CWG book “Cellarmasters in the Kitchen”). Previous vintages of this wine have been accoladed 92 – 96 points, 5-stars in the Platter wine Guide, Tim Atkin’s highest scoring internationally wooded Sauvignon Blanc and the most successful Sauvignon Blanc in the history of the CWG Auction - a true benchmark.

Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 200.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 3 250.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 57
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 13.70 vol%
RS: 2.90 g/l
TA: 8.80 g/l
pH: 3.01

Beaumont Family Wines Whole Bunch Mourvèdre 2016

Mourvèdre is a fantastically misunderstood grape. We have been producing single varietal Mourvèdre since 1999 at Beaumont. This was my first attempt at doing 100% whole cluster natural fermentation with the grape. I produced one 400 litre barrel of this wine. It was fantastic from the start and I thought this would be a great wine to submit as my Guild offering. I think 2016 was the perfect vintage in Bot River for this kind of winemaking. Elegance, fruit, freshness and purity sum this wine up.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 400.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 4 410.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 78
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.19 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.55

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve 2016

One barrel was vinified from our most exceptional Porseleinberg vineyard and was blended with the very best from an old vineyard in Stellenbosch.
Winemaker: Marc Kent

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 13 200.00
Lowest: R 9 000.00
Average: R 10 664.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 90
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.88 vol%
RS: 2.00 g/l
TA: 5.00 g/l
pH: 3.70

Boplaas Cape Vintage Auyction Reserve 2015

Only the finest Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barocca 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. 2015 was one of the best years for Cape Vintage production in the last 30 years.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 3 600.00
Average: R 3 933.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 60
Cases Auctioned 36

Analysis

Alc: 18.39 vol%
RS: 82.80 g/l
TA: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.93

Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2016

Grapes were naturally fermented with three punch-downs a day. 40% whole bunch. The wine then went through malolactic fermentation in 400 litre French oak barrels where it aged for another 18 months. 30% new oak used.

Winemaker: Jacques Borman

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 600.00
Lowest: R 5 200.00
Average: R 5 620.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 70
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.80 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.68

Cederberg Teen Die Hoog Shiraz 2015

TeenDie Hoog Shiraz is a soil specific parcel, situated on a red shale high altitude slope. Berry sorting by hand. Cold maceration for two days was followed by two punch-downs a day and gentle pump-overs throughout fermentation. Matured in new 225 litre French oak barrels for 15 months. A selection of the best three barrels.

Winemaker: David Nieuwoudt

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 600.00
Lowest: R 5 200.00
Average: R 5 645.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 150
Cases Auctioned 44

Analysis

Alc: 14.88 vol%
RS: 3.56 g/l
TA: 6.05 g/l
pH: 3.55

De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2016

Hand-picked fruit, nourished by the shale soils of the Ceres Plateau, was crushed before undergoing three days of cold maceration on the skins, after which it was fermented in stainless steel tank for approximately six days with gentle pneumatic punch-downs. The wine was then carefully basket pressed and transferred to second fill French oak for malolactic fermentation on the fine lees, after which it was moved into other second and third 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 2 000.00
Average: R 2 753.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 50
Cases Auctioned 34

Analysis

Alc: 13.94 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.39

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Chardonnay 2017

From a single vineyard on Delaire Graff Estate, whole bunch pressed and aged for 11 months in second fill barrel before bottling.

Winemaker: Morne Vrey

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 200.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 2 768.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 76
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.38 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 7.20 g/l
pH: 3.10

DeMorgenzon Grenache Blanc 2017

Perfectly ripe Grenache Blanc, deep yellow in colour, was hand harvested and gently crushed into a cool tank. The crushed fruit was left to macerate for 24-36 hours, before gentle pressing. A short settling was followed by natural fermentation in cask. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to complete and was followed by maturation on the gross lees for 12 months.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 200.00
Lowest: R 2 400.00
Average: R 2 820.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.30 vol%
RS: 2.70 g/l
TA: 4.87 g/l
pH: 3.35

DeMorgenzon Roussanne 2017

Highly concentrated Stellenbosch Roussanne is gently crushed and given a short skin contact before an extended slow pressing. This yields a juice with good levels of grape tannin and an excellent chemical balance. Natural fermentation in French oak cask follows, with partial malolactic fermen- tation and a maturation on gross lees for 12 months. The wine is stabilised and settled naturally, with minimal filtration at bottling.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 3 600.00
Average: R 3 712.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 70
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.69 vol%
RS: 4.40 g/l
TA: 6.30 g/l
pH: 3.30

Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015

The wine is made in a two ton fermenter where it is pumped over three to four times per day and spends 18 days on the skins. Only the free run wine goes into the barrels for the CWG bottling, no press juice is used. Maturation is 20 months in 100% new French oak hogsheads before being bottled.

Winemaker: David Finlayson

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 000.00
Lowest: R 4 400.00
Average: R 4 720.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 80
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 15.30 vol%
RS: 4.60 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.56

Ernie Els CWG 2015

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 5 800.00
Lowest: R 3 400.00
Average: R 3 967.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 200
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.49 vol%
RS: 3.60 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.59

Etienne le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2015

A single vineyard wine from the Helderberg area in Stellenbosch. Traditionally fermented in open tanks, manual plunging and extended maceration. Aged for two years in French oak. This vineyard has formed the base of our production since 1999 and has established a lasting friendship with the producer over the years. The moderate climate due to the proximity of False Bay and the well-drained gravelly soils have proven this site to be one of the finest terroirs for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaker: Etienne Le Riche

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 11 400.00
Lowest: R 8 000.00
Average: R 9 295.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 95
Cases Auctioned 80

Analysis

Alc: 14.29 vol%
RS: 1.20 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.58

Gottfried Mocke Wine Projects Pinot Noir 2017

A high altitude parcel from Kaaimansgat, the grapes are partially destemmed and spontaneously fermented in concrete vats with soft pigeage two to three times a day. The Pinot Noir is matured for 15 months in 50% new barrique after pressing.
Winemaker: Gottfried Mocke

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 3 200.00
Average: R 3 880.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.83 vol%
RS: 1.50 g/l
TA: 4.60 g/l
pH: 3.67

Graham Beck Cuvée 105 “MGA” Zero Dosage 2009 Pinot Noir Chardonnay - Cap Classique

A unique Cap Classique carefully selected from six different geographical areas - Franschhoek, Robertson, Stanford, Stellenbosch, Slanghoek and Walker Bay. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were hand-picked, whole bunch pressed with only cuvée fraction (450 litres/ton) used for the base wine. All seven components were fermented separately and after blending, lightly fined. Then tirage bottling occurred on 29/09/2009. Left on the yeast sediment for 105 months - eight years, nine months. Disgorgement date 29/06/2018.
Winemaker: Pieter Ferreira

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 200.00
Lowest: R 3 600.00
Average: R 4 253.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 12.24 vol%
RS: 2.40 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.29

Grangehurst Auction Blend 2014

The grapes were hand-harvested; destemmed, hand-sorted, crushed and then pumped to open fermentation tanks; manual punch-downs four to six times per day for colour, tannin and flavour extraction; basket pressed and matured for 28 months French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels with gentle gravity-flow bottling.

Winemaker: Jeremy Walker

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 2 400.00
Average: R 3 122.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 141
Cases Auctioned 36

Analysis

Alc: 14.22 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.79

Grangehurst Auction Blend 2014(1.5L bottles)

The grapes were hand-harvested; destemmed, hand-sorted, crushed and then pumped to open fermentation tanks; manual punch-downs four to six times per day for colour,tannin and flavour extraction; basket pressed and matured for 28 months in French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels with gentle gravity-flowbottling.

 

Winemaker: Jeremy Walker

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 400.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 2 960.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 1.5L
Case Size: 3 x 1.5L
Cases Produced: 37
Cases Auctioned 10

Analysis

Alc: 14.22 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.79

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.
Winemaker: Jeremy Walker

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 4 400.00
Average: R 4 486.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 147
Cases Auctioned 14

Analysis

Alc: 14.60 vol%
RS: 2.30 g/l
TA: 6.03 g/l
pH: 3.51

Groot Constantia Gourverneurs Auction Reserve 2015

The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness 25° balling. Fermented in open top fermenters with regular punch-downs for maximum extraction. Wines were pressed and malolactic fermentation was allowed in stainless steel. The wines were then put in barrel consisting of 85% new French oak for a period of 18 months before blending and bottling.

Winemaker: Boela Gerber

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 200.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 560.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 100
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.29 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.59

Hartenberg CWG Auction Riesling 2016

A style inspired by the Rieslings of Alsace. The grapes were handpicked at dawn, destemmed and skins cold soaked for three hours. Fermented and matured in eight-year-old barriques, sur lie for seven months. Barrels rolled once a month. Bottled on 30 September 2016.

Winemaker: Carl Schultz

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 800.00
Lowest: R 2 800.00
Average: R 3 000.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 128
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 13.70 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 7.00 g/l
pH: 3.22

Hartenberg CWG Auction Shiraz 2015

As always, a blend of the Estate’s two best single site Shiraz plantings. A barrel of the flagship Gravel Hill Shiraz, growing in ferricrete stone pebbles, was blended with two barrels of near neighbour, The Stork Shiraz, that grows in deep, clay-rich, ochre-coloured Tukulu soil. The former lends structure and tannin to the blend, the latter, colour and intense berry fruit. The wine spent 20 months in French oak barriques, 35% new and the balance second fill. Bottled on 11 October 2016.
Winemaker: Carl Schultz

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 10 600.00
Lowest: R 6 200.00
Average: R 7 142.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 136
Cases Auctioned 48

Analysis

Alc: 14.26 vol%
RS: 2.80 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.48

Johan Joubert Wines Granite Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This “two barrel selection” wine was crafted from two small portions of hard-rock granite soil from separate famous Cabernet Sauvignon blocks, on the foothills on the Stellenbosch and Helderberg Mountain ranges. The shoulders of the bunches were removed at 80% veraison. Picked at 25º balling with a natural acidity of 6.7 and a 3.47pH. Traditionally punched down, followed by an extended skin contact period of five weeks. The wine was matured for 27 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

Winemaker: Johan Joubert

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 200.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 3 880.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 100
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 14.36 vol%
RS: 3.60 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.56

Jordan CWG Chardonnay 2017

Specially made 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 classic mineral flavours.

Winemaker: Gary Jordan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 200.00
Lowest: R 4 600.00
Average: R 4 771.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 56
Cases Auctioned 42

Analysis

Alc: 13.43 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.36

Jordan Sophia 2015

Specially made for the CWG Auction from our best hillside vineyards on Jordan Wine Estate, this wine has been named ‘Sophia’ after the legendary mother of Faith, Hope and Charity. Traditional, gentle pump-overs on the Cabernet Franc and Merlot with extended maceration on the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot ensure a Bordeaux-like complexity. Barrel aging for 24 months in 85% new 225 litre oak barrels, has created a benchmark wine with an opulent structure and texture to age for many years.

Winemaker: Gary Jordan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 600.00
Lowest: R 5 800.00
Average: R 6 036.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 69
Cases Auctioned 44

Analysis

Alc: 14.25 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.64

Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2015

Grapes from 29-year-old vineyards were picked at 24° balling. At the cellar the grapes were destemmed, sorted and crushed into open top fermenters. The skins were punched down every two hours for six 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 22 500.00
Lowest: R 18 500.00
Average: R 20 580.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 70
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 3.30 g/l
TA: 6.50 g/l
pH: 3.52

Kanonop CWG Pinotage 2016

Old unirrigated bush vines with yields of 3-5 tons per hectare 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 18 months in barrel.

Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 9 400.00
Lowest: R 8 000.00
Average: R 8 688.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 70
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.48 vol%
RS: 3.80 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.70

Miles Mossop Wines Maximilian 2011

This is an expression of the Cabernet Sauvignon block used as a basis for my Max blend growing on slate soils in the Bottelary area of Stellenbosch. The vineyards are unirrigated and produce low yielding fruit (2 to 4 tons/hectare), giving a pure expression of its environment. The grapes are handled with the utmost care in the cellar. Natural winemaking principles are followed with no additions besides sulphur to the grapes and the wine. The wine was matured for 22 months in barrels, of which 33% were new.

Winemaker: Miles Mossop

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 200.00
Lowest: R 3 600.00
Average: R 3 980.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 130
Cases Auctioned 20

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 2.11 g/l
TA: 5.36 g/l
pH: 3.50

Miles Mossop Wines Maximilian 2013

This is an expression of the Merlot block used as part of my Max blend from an exceptional year, originating from the Bottelary area in Stellenbosch. The grapes are hand-picked and then cooled down overnight before being destemmed and crushed into an open top wooden fermenter. Natural winemaking processes are followed with only SO2 being added to the grapes and the wine. The wine spent 22 months maturing in second fill French oak barrels. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.


Winemaker: Miles Mossop

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 800.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 240.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 100
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.23 vol%
RS: 1.30 g/l
TA: 4.70 g/l
pH: 3.59

Mullineux 'The Gris' Semillon 2017 - Old Vines

This extremely rare 100% Semillon Gris is from a 58-year-old, dry farmed, Certified Heritage Vineyard grown on the granite soils of the Paardeberg in the Swartland. The grapes were picked by hand in the cool, early morning. In the winery, the gently whole-bunch pressed Semillon Gris was fermented naturally in neutral barrels and bottled after one year. This wine, in texture and intensity, reflects the personality of the 2017 vintage in the Swartland.

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 000.00
Lowest: R 5 000.00
Average: R 5 657.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 47
Cases Auctioned 28

Analysis

Alc: 14.66 vol%
RS: 1.10 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.47

Neil Ellis Wines Amper Bo Tempranillo 2015

Whole berry fermentation is initiated in a stainless steel tank. The grapes underwent a series of punch-downs and pump-overs until dry. Malolactic fermentation completed in new and second fill French oak barrels. This wine spent 18 months in 60% new French oak barrels and 40% in second fill.
Winemaker: Warren Ellis

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 600.00
Lowest: R 3 000.00
Average: R 4 090.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 90
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 1.90 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.66

Neil Ellis Wines Amper Bo Tempranillo 2015 (1.5L bottles)

Whole berry fermentation is initiated in a stainless steel tank. The grapes underwent a series of punch-downs and pump-overs until dry. Malolactic fermentation completed in new and second fill French oak barrels. This wine spent 18 months in 60% new French oak barrels and 40% in second fill.

 

Winemaker: Warren Ellis

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 600.00
Lowest: R 3 400.00
Average: R 3 500.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 1.90 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.66

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Windansea Pinot Noir 2016

This is a bare-bones glimpse at Windansea, the power dimension to Pinot Noir on our farm. Grown in the stoniest and most clay-rich of our granite soils, the bunches were selectively picked by the family for this small cuvée. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, allowing diverse micro-organisms from the grape itself to flourish unrestrained in the fermentation, enhancing complexity. 11 months maturation, with a further 6 months élevage in large oak. Unfiltered, it will age over many years in bottle.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 000.00
Lowest: R 4 400.00
Average: R 4 900.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 75
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 102
Cases Auctioned 24

Analysis

Alc: 13.07 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.54

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Windansea Pinot Noir 2017

 

This is a bare-bones glimpse at Windansea, the power dimension to Pinot Noir on our farm. Grown in the stoniest and most clay-rich of our granite soils, the bunches were selectively picked by the family for this small cuvée. Made without sulphur in the winemaking, allowing diverse micro-organisms from the grape itself to flourish unrestrained in the fermentation, enhancing complexity. 11 months maturation, with a further six months élevage in large oak. Unfiltered, it will age over many years in bottle.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 800.00
Lowest: R 6 800.00
Average: R 7 310.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 100
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 13.22 vol%
RS: 2.00 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.57

Nicky Versfeld Mia Semillon 2017

Thegrapeswereharvestedfrom17-year-oldvinesinmid-February2017andwholebunch pressed.Thegrapejuiceunderwentnaturalfermentationintwo500litrebarrelsandaged on the fermentation lees for eight months. This wine was bottled in November 2017.
Winemaker: Nicky Versfeld

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 600.00
Lowest: R 1 500.00
Average: R 2 116.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 130
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 12.88 vol%
RS: 2.60 g/l
TA: 6.10 g/l
pH: 3.26

Paul Cluver The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2017

 

For the past nine years, we have selected the grapes for the Paul Cluver Wagon Trail Chardonnay from the same vineyard planted in 1987. After whole bunch pressing and settling without any settling agents, the wine was 100% wild fermented in a selection of French oak barrels (33% new, the rest second and third fill). Lees stirring was done to a lesser degree to retain freshness. The wine remained on the lees for a total of nine months without any sulphur addition.