Auction Wines 2015

AA Badenhorst Family Wines "Geel-Kapel" Muscat de Frontignan 2013

Muscat de Frontignan also known as Wit Muskadel (South Africa), Muscat Blanc á Petits
Grains, Muscat Blanc, and Muscat Canelli in the USA. The grapes are from old vines grown
in the alluvial and sandstone soils of Moutonshoek Valley. Whole cluster fermentation,
where after the wine was matured in an old cask for one and a half years before it was
bottled. There is a sediment as the wine was not filtered, nor did it have the life fined out
of it, neither has sulphur been added.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 000.00
Lowest: R 4 400.00
Average: R 5 120.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 60
Cases Auctioned 20

Analysis

Alc: 13.63 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.38

AA Badenhorst Family Wines Graniet-Berg 2013

Marsanne and Grenache Blanc grapes, fermented together in a 300 litre cask. Aged for 14
months on all the good lees before bottling.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 000.00
Lowest: R 5 000.00
Average: R 5 747.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.80 vol%
RS: 1.90 g/l
TA: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.24

Ataraxia Under The Gavel Chardonnay 2014

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, 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 6 400.00
Lowest: R 6 000.00
Average: R 6 110.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.36 vol%
RS: 2.90 g/l
TA: 7.50 g/l
pH: 3.30

Bartho Eksteen Vloekskoot Sauvignon Blanc - Wooded 2014

The ability to read a vintage, years of research and trials to find the perfect combination
between terroir and origin, grain and toasting levels of the right wood, age and sizes of
barrels, cooper’s craftsmanship and winemaking techniques have resulted in a work of art
which I’m proud to put my name to.

Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 3 368.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 75
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 12.32 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 8.30 g/l
pH: 3.29

Beyerskloof Traildust Pinotage 2013

The grapes were hand-picked in February 2013 from block A (bush vines) which is planted
on the famous Bottelary gravel soils. The grapes came into the cellar at optimum ripeness,
with the following analyses before fermentation: 24.9°B; pH - 3.52; TA - 7.6 g/l. The juice
stayed on the skins for 3 days at an average temperature of 26°C. Punch-downs were done
every 2 hours during fermentation and the juice was separated from the skins at 4.5°B.
After malolactic fermentation the CWG selected Pinotage went to 225 litre new French
oak barrels for 19 months.

Winemaker: Beyers Truter

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 9 200.00
Lowest: R 9 000.00
Average: R 9 053.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 48
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 14.88 vol%
RS: 2.90 g/l
TA:
pH:

Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Auction Reserve 2013

Floral notes abound on the nose, an indicator of the wines part Swartland
pedigree; the palate shows an explosion of white pepper and spicy aromatics, as one
would expect from a cooler maritime influenced vineyard.

Winemaker: Marc Kent

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 10 000.00
Lowest: R 8 800.00
Average: R 9 150.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.22 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 5.40 g/l
pH: 3.67

Boplaas Daniel's Legacy Cape Portuguese Red Blend 2013

In celebration of Oupa Danie’s folly of mistakenly planting Tinta Barocca in place of Shiraz
– after his sojourn to the Swartland in the early 70s in an old Chevy El Camino – which
set Boplaas on a path of crafting fine fortifieds and Portuguese table wines in the Cape.
Blended from the very finest barrels of Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa
and Shiraz originating from low yielding old vines and traditionally vinified, has created a
fulsome, buxomly fruited and age-worthy auction offering.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 000.00
Lowest: R 3 600.00
Average: R 4 280.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 200
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 3.80 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.60

Boplaas Ouma Cloete Straw Wine 2013

Honouring my family’s vinous heritage going back to my great, great grandmother Cloete
from Constantia, who left the lush cool valley for the dry hinterland of the Klein Karoo in
the mid-1800s. This maiden vintage straw wine was crafted from the most raisined sun
dried bunches of Viognier, fermented in traditional lagars with manual pigeage to extract
maximum flavour and aromatics. This complex bright gold straw wine will make an ideal
accompaniment to traditional Cape Malay or aromatic Moroccan fare; or perhaps enjoyed
with desserts, such as Peach Melba or a summer berry Pavlova. Best enjoy chilled and in
good cheer.

Winemaker: Carel Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 3 320.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 375ml
Case Size: 6 x 375ml
Cases Produced: 133
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 10.70 vol%
RS: 183.00 g/l
TA: 6.30 g/l
pH: 3.75

Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2013

Natural fermentation with 10% stems in open top 500 litre barrels without any temperature
control. 21 days left on skins after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in
barrel. Matured for 18 months in 30% new small French oak barrels.

Winemaker: Jacques Borman

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 000.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 3 330.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.60

Bouchard Finlayson Auction Reserve Chardonnay 2012

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 French barrels.

Winemaker: Peter Finlayson

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 000.00
Lowest: R 3 400.00
Average: R 4 246.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 190
Cases Auctioned 26

Analysis

Alc: 13.72 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 4.50 g/l
pH: 3.50

Bouchard Finlayson Auction Reserve Pinot Noir 2012

Vintage 2012 was unusual in that both quality and quantity presented above average
offerings. In fact, the Pinot Noir fruit was outstanding. Our high density plantings also
contributed towards enhancing flavour profile and creating greater depth of tannin and
colour.

Winemaker: Peter Finlayson

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 200.00
Lowest: R 4 400.00
Average: R 4 700.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 198
Cases Auctioned 52

Analysis

Alc: 14.21 vol%
RS: 1.90 g/l
TA: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.50

Cape Point Vineyards Auction White 2014

The grapes for the Auction White were picked from the Isliedh and Semillon Vineyards
on the Cape Point Vineyards property, from extremely weak vines yielding only 4 tons
per hectare. The fruit was whole bunch pressed in an oxidative manner and put to barrel
without settling. Spontaneous fermentation took place in older 600 litre barrels with the
blend compiled directly after ferment. The wine then spent 10 months in barrel with regular
battonage before being bottled in January 2015.

Winemaker: Duncan Savage

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6 x 750ml or equivalent
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Lowest:
Average:

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.00 vol%
RS: 1.70 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.30

Cape Point Vineyards Auction White 2014

The grapes for the Auction White were picked from the Isliedh and Semillon Vineyards
on the Cape Point Vineyards property, from extremely weak vines yielding only 4 tons
per hectare. The fruit was whole bunch pressed in an oxidative manner and put to barrel
without settling. Spontaneous fermentation took place in older 600 litre barrels with the
blend compiled directly after ferment. The wine then spent 10 months in barrel with regular
battonage before being bottled in January 2015.

Winemaker: Duncan Savage

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 400.00
Lowest: R 3 000.00
Average: R 3 382.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.00 vol%
RS: 1.70 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.30

Cederberg CWG Teen Die Hoog Shiraz 2013

Cold maceration for four days, inoculated with selected yeast strain and pump-overs
every six hours during 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 6 200.00
Lowest: R 5 600.00
Average: R 5 900.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 140
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 3.70 g/l
TA: 5.74 g/l
pH: 3.50

De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2013

The grapes were hand-picked in Ceres and transported to De Grendel. Destalking. Cold
soak for 4 days. Fermentation. Pressing in basket press. Malolactic in barrels. Maturation in
barrels. Filtration and bottling.

Winemaker: Charles Hopkins

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 800.00
Lowest: R 2 000.00
Average: R 2 144.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 100
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 2.30 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.50

De Grendel Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Combination of Darling and Durbanville fruit. Hand-picked. Destalked. Skin contact.
Pressing and settling. Transfer into two second-hand barrels for fermentation. Battonage.
Matured for a total of 110 days in oak. Stabilised and bottled.

Winemaker: Charles Hopkins

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 400.00
Lowest: R 2 100.00
Average: R 2 220.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 51
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.50 vol%
RS: 2.03 g/l
TA: 7.10 g/l
pH: 3.39

De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (1.5L bottles)

A selection of two new barrels. One from our neighbours Keermont and one from our Mont
Fleur vineyard. Both on decomposed granite mountain slopes. Natural yeast fermented,
like all our wines, in open top tanks. Blended after one year and matured for a further nine
months in second fill barrels. Bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered, on the property.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 600.00
Lowest: R 5 000.00
Average: R 5 200.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 1.5L
Case Size: 3 x 1.5L
Cases Produced: 8
Cases Auctioned 6

Analysis

Alc: 13.88 vol%
RS: 1.00 g/l
TA: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.79

De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (750ml Bottles)

A selection of two new barrels. One from our neighbours Keermont and one from our Mont
Fleur vineyard. Both on decomposed granite mountain slopes. Natural yeast fermented,
like all our wines, in open top tanks. Blended after one year and matured for a further nine
months in second fill barrels. Bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered, on the property.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 000.00
Lowest: R 3 000.00
Average: R 3 460.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 88
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 13.88 vol%
RS: 1.00 g/l
TA: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.79

Ernie Els CWG 2013

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 yeast WE 372 being added to the juice. The wines were punched down manually 5
times a 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 6 200.00
Lowest: R 4 800.00
Average: R 4 989.00

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: 2.60 g/l
pH: 3.64

Etienne le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon Auction Reserve 2011

A single vineyard from the lower Helderberg foothills, close to False Bay. Gravelly soils, cool
ripening and warm harvesting temperatures. Excellent concentration. Barrel fermented
and aged for 24 months.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 9 600.00
Lowest: R 7 000.00
Average: R 7 768.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 90
Cases Auctioned 80

Analysis

Alc: 14.57 vol%
RS: 1.20 g/l
TA: 6.00 g/l
pH: 3.69

Graham Beck Non Plus Ultra 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.

Winemaker: Pieter Ferreira

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 200.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 2 687.00

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

Grangehurst Akayla 2009

The grapes were harvested and sorted by hand, fermented in open tanks, basket pressed
and matured in French oak barrels for 26 months.

Winemaker: Jeremy Walker

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 200.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 4 347.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 173
Cases Auctioned 38

Analysis

Alc: 14.90 vol%
RS: 2.40 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.60

Grangehurst Cape Reserve Blend 2009

The grapes were harvested and sorted by hand, fermented in open tanks, basket pressed
and matured in French oak barrels for 22 months.

Winemaker: Jeremy Walker

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 400.00
Lowest: R 3 000.00
Average: R 3 445.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 135
Cases Auctioned 44

Analysis

Alc: 14.80 vol%
RS: 1.90 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.56

Groot Constantia Auction Shiraz 2012

This wine was fermented in open top barrels with punch-downs every 6 hours. After
fermentation the grapes were basket pressed and aged in a 2 700 litre foudre for 24
months before bottling.

Winemaker: cwg

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Lowest:
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Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.85 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.56

Groot Constantia Auction Shiraz 2012

This wine was fermented in open top barrels with punch-downs every 6 hours. After
fermentation the grapes were basket pressed and aged in a 2 700 litre foudre for 24
months before bottling.

Winemaker: Boela Gerber

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 400.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 4 140.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.85 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.56

Hartenberg CWG Auction Merlot 2013

20 months in 100% new, French oak and some Romanian oak. The balance of this single
vineyard parcel was used to make up the Mackenzie 2013, our Bordeaux-styled red blend.

Winemaker: Carl Schultz

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 4 007.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 81
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.34 vol%
RS: 1.96 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.49

Hartenberg CWG Auction Shiraz 2013

The wine is a blend of our two single vineyard Shiraz sites, comprising 60% Gravel Hill and
40% Stork Shiraz. The wine spent 21 months in 50% new and 50% second fill French
barriques.

Winemaker: Carl Schultz

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 11 000.00
Lowest: R 7 800.00
Average: R 8 754.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x
Cases Produced: 88
Cases Auctioned 70

Analysis

Alc: 14.54 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.51

Jordan Chardonnay Auction Selection 2014

This reserve Chardonnay is traditionally made using natural, wild yeast with the grapes
coming 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 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 5 800.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 633.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 154
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 13.00 vol%
RS: 2.40 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.60

Jordan Sophia 2012

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 add complexity.

Winemaker: Gary Jordan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 200.00
Lowest: R 5 400.00
Average: R 5 729.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 6.40 g/l
pH: 3.60

Kaapzicht The Castle 2012

The five cultivars were vinified and separately matured in small, 100% new French oak
barrels for 24 months before being blended together.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 3 200.00
Average: R 3 512.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 66
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.32 vol%
RS: 3.20 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.56

Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2012

Grapes from 27 year old vineyards were picked at 24°B. 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 24 months.

Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 12 200.00
Lowest: R 9 600.00
Average: R 10 135.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 100
Cases Auctioned 74

Analysis

Alc: 13.90 vol%
RS: 2.50 g/l
TA: 6.05 g/l
pH: 3.46

Kanonkop CWG Pinotage 2013

Old, unirrigated bush vines with yields of 3-5 tons/hectare were used to make this wine.
The grapes were destemmed, sorted, crushed and fermented in open top “kuipe” for four
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 8 000.00
Lowest: R 6 000.00
Average: R 6 344.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 75
Cases Auctioned 50

Analysis

Alc: 14.90 vol%
RS: 3.00 g/l
TA: 5.74 g/l
pH: 3.65

Lanner Hill Double Barrel White 2014

Two barrels of this wine were made from 14 year old vines in the Darling region. This wine
fermented in third fill 600 litre French oak barrels and aged on fermentation lees for 9
months before being bottled in November 2014.

Winemaker: Nicky Versfeld

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 100.00
Lowest: R 1 400.00
Average: R 1 709.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 80
Cases Auctioned 64

Analysis

Alc: 13.10 vol%
RS: 3.30 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.40

Louis Nel "A Thousand Kissis Deep" Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The grapes are from Stellenbosch and were transported in small lug boxes. After pressing,
the juice was allowed to settle for two days, then racked and fermented cold. The wine
was left on the lees for three months.

Winemaker: Louis Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 000.00
Lowest: R 1 500.00
Average: R 1 650.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.01 vol%
RS: 3.90 g/l
TA: 6.90 g/l
pH: 3.51

Louis Nel "Living in the Past" Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

This wine was made from grapes in the Helderberg region, where selected parcels from
the same vineyard were separately harvested, wild fermented, punched down and left to
age in French oak barrels. The wine spent 36 months in French oak; 30% of the barrels
were new.

Winemaker: Louis Nel

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 600.00
Lowest: R 3 200.00
Average: R 3 547.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 70
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.90 vol%
RS: 3.50 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.68

Luddite The Monster Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Crushed, destalked and fermented in small open fermenters. Punched down twice daily
during fermentation. Pressed and racked directly into barrel. Malolactic fermentation in
barrel and 2 years in 50% new French oak, with the balance in second and 3rd fill French
wood. We blended in 14% Cabernet Sauvignon to add structure, backbone and balance
to the juicy Shiraz fruit.

Winemaker: Niels Verburg

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 000.00
Lowest: R 4 600.00
Average: R 5 467.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 116
Cases Auctioned 90

Analysis

Alc: 15.88 vol%
RS: 2.98 g/l
TA: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.65

Miles Mossop Wines Saskia-Jo 2014

This is a blend of 85% Chenin Blanc and 15% Clairette Blanche. The Chenin Blanc grapes
are from a single old bush vine vineyard from the northern part of the Paardeberg in
the Swartland, growing in sandy soils of granite origin. The Chenin Blanc was picked at
around 24°B. The Clairette Blanche is from a similar site and was picked at a very low sugar
(19.5°B) to preserve the acidity that is inherently low in this variety. The grapes were whole
bunch pressed. The juice was then run to 400 litre barrels after minimal settling and the
fermentation was allowed to start naturally. After fermentation, the wine was topped and
matured ‘sur lie’ for 10 months in French oak, with regular lees stirring. Only 2nd and 5th
fill barrels were used.

Winemaker: Miles Mossop

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 800.00
Lowest: R 2 000.00
Average: R 2 665.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.00 vol%
RS: 1.90 g/l
TA: 5.10 g/l
pH: 3.36

Mullineux "The Gris" Semillon 2014

This very rare wine is made from 100% Semillon Gris from a 56 year old heritage, dryfarmed
vineyard grown on the granite soils of the Paardeberg in the Swartland. The grapes
were picked by hand, early in the morning, while the air was still cool.
In the winery, the Semillon Gris was whole-bunch pressed gently. The juice was settled
overnight and then racked to two neutral barrels where it fermented naturally, and
eventually also completed malolactic fermentation. After one year on the lees (but not
stirred) the wine was racked clean and bottled. Only 500 bottles were made.

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 600.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 4 393.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 12.66 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.35

Mullineux Trifecta Chenin Blanc 2013

The Trifecta Chenin Blanc comes from our three best Swartland vineyards. One Chenin
vineyard is grown on schist soil, one on granite soil and one on quartz soil; bringing depth,
freshness and spiciness to the wine. The grapes are hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed
to barrel where they are fermented naturally. After blending, the wine was bottled after
one year.

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 200.00
Lowest: R 4 800.00
Average: R 5 000.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 70
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.68 vol%
RS: 3.80 g/l
TA: 6.10 g/l
pH: 3.32

Neil Ellis Insignium 2012

Exquisite parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsaut noir were fermented separately
in open top fermenters. A series of punch-downs and pump-overs were employed to
manage extraction. Further maceration followed before racking to barrel for malolactic
fermentation. The wine spent 20 months in French oak barrels (300 litre and 500 litre).
75% first fill (Cabernet) and 25% older barrels (Cinsaut noir). Bottled in December 2013.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 000.00
Lowest: R 3 000.00
Average: R 3 327.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 140
Cases Auctioned 60

Analysis

Alc: 14.14 vol%
RS: 2.30 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.56

Nitida Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Twenty Eight 2014

We have been working with barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc for many years and believe
this to be a classic example. Partially fermented in seasoned barrels and some new wood,
with grapes from great vineyards, this wine was bottled after 10 weeks barrel ageing.
Further, this wine has been matured for 12 months in the bottle allowing the further
development of classic Sauvignon Blanc cool climate characteristics.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 000.00
Lowest: R 2 000.00
Average: R 2 307.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.10 vol%
RS: 2.30 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.50

Paul Cluver Auction Selection Pinot Noir 2013

The grapes were selected from our highest lying Pinot Noir vineyards and are all new clones
- 667, 113, 115. Harvested, cold soaked for 8 days with the fermentation starting naturally
and then inoculated. Punched down twice a day. After fermentation, only free run juice
was transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then left in barrel, of
which only 25% was new, for 11 months before bottling.

Winemaker: Andries Burger

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 200.00
Lowest: R 5 600.00
Average: R 5 827.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 90
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.61 vol%
RS: 2.40 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.48

Paul Cluver The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2014

The grapes were selected from 27 year old Chardonnay vineyards, the oldest on the property.
After pressing and settling, the wines were transferred to barrel and fermented 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 9 months before racking,
stabilisation and bottling.

Winemaker: Andries Burger

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 600.00
Lowest: R 3 400.00
Average: R 3 560.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750m
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 90
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.34 vol%
RS: 2.20 g/l
TA: 6.60 g/l
pH: 3.27

Rijk's CWG Pinotage 2012

To ensure maximum fruit and colour retention, the grapes were hand-picked in the cool of
the night. The crushed berries were given a 56 hour cold maceration prior to fermentation.
Pigeage took place 3 times a day to extract tannin and colour. Skins were pressed at 5°B.
Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. Matured for 22 months in one new and one
second fill French oak barrel.

Winemaker: Pierre Wahl

Price raised per case

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

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 55
Cases Auctioned 42

Analysis

Alc: 14.27 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.61

Rust en Vrede CWG Estate 2012

The grapes were picked between the 12th and 20th March and the components vinified
and matured separately. The grapes were fully destalked and sorted. During fermentation
in open fermenters, the cap was punched down four times a day. Maceration for 14 to 31
days, followed by maturation in 300 and 500 litre barrels for 22 months. Bottled on 10th
February 2014.

Winemaker: Coenie Snyman

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 9 200.00
Lowest: R 8 200.00
Average: R 8 686.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.78 vol%
RS: 2.10 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.57

Saronsberg Die Erf Shiraz 2013

Hand-picked from our most consistent Shiraz vineyard (block 27), grown on gravelly soils
at the foot of the Saronsberg. The grapes were bunch sorted, destemmed (10% kept
whole bunch) and berry sorted. Only 60% of the berries were gently crushed into an
open fermenter, the remainder kept whole. The must was de-juiced by 12% and given
a four-day cold soak. Fermentation was allowed to start naturally, inoculated only after
two-thirds of fermentation was completed. The wine was left on the skins for two weeks
post-fermentation before being pressed into a new Allier French oak barrel. The wine was
left on its lees for 10 months, spending 20 months in total in barrel.

Winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 7 200.00
Lowest: R 6 800.00
Average: R 6 880.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 48
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 15.00 vol%
RS: 3.10 g/l
TA: 6.20 g/l
pH: 3.32

Savage Wines CWG "Follow The Line" 2013

The grapes are meticulously sourced from a number of altitude and maritime vineyards
from around the Western Cape, farmed by passionate South Africans. The small, handselected
parcels receive much love and attention through the growing season, with each
vineyard’s unique terroir contributing in its own special way to the blend.

In the cellar, minimal intervention, local clay amphora and old large format French Oak
are combined to ensure that the essence of South African terroir is captured in the wines.

Winemaker: Duncan Savage

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 5 000.00
Lowest: R 3 800.00
Average: R 4 208.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 13.00 vol%
RS: 1.50 g/l
TA: 4.70 g/l
pH: 3.80

Sijnn !uri 2014

Viognier performs particularly well on the schist and puddingstone soils of Malgas, but it
is not an easy variety on its own. Blended with our best rich and ripe Chenin and some
exciting Roussanne. All barrel fermented in 400 litre French oak barrels for 10 months, 50%
new. Pressed in a traditional basket press, natural yeast fermented and bottled unfiltered.

Winemaker: David Trafford

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 2 900.00
Lowest: R 2 200.00
Average: R 2 480.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 47
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 14.56 vol%
RS: 1.20 g/l
TA: 4.70 g/l
pH: 3.81

Silverthorn Wines Big Dog Methode Cap Classique 2010

The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were both gently whole-bunch pressed. The Chardonnay
juice was barrel fermented and aged in old French oak barrels in order to enhance creaminess
and palate weight. The Pinot Noir juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks to accentuate
the berry fruit characters. After blending, the wine was bottle fermented and spent 53
months on the lees before being disgorged and spending an extra 6 months on the cork.

Winemaker: John Loubser

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 400.00
Lowest: R 4 000.00
Average: R 4 125.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 58
Cases Auctioned 32

Analysis

Alc: 11.50 vol%
RS: 4.40 g/l
TA: 6.30 g/l
pH: 3.20

Simonsig Heirloom Shiraz 2013

Full, ripe Shiraz grown on deep red weathered shale soil was picked at the end of March
and fermented in a concrete tank with regular pump-overs. Slightly cooler fermentation at
24°C added fresh fruit and softer extraction. Maceration lasted 4 weeks and the wine was
racked straight into new Nevers oak seasoned for 36 months. Regular rackings helped to
soften the tannins and expose the fruit. Bottled after 18 months.

Winemaker: Johan Malan

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 4 200.00
Average: R 4 433.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 39
Cases Auctioned 24

Analysis

Alc: 15.40 vol%
RS: 2.90 g/l
TA: 5.30 g/l
pH: 3.61

Spier Frans K Smit Auction Selection 2011

This wine was fermented in 400 litre roller barrels and a 1 000 litre open top fermenter,
followed by 24 months in barrel maturation. A light egg fining rounded off the tannin
structure.

Winemaker: Frans Smit

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 4 800.00
Lowest: R 2 000.00
Average: R 3 012.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.38 vol%
RS: 4.00 g/l
TA: 5.20 g/l
pH: 3.58

Strydom Family Wines Paradigm 2012

The grapes were all hand harvested and separately fermented during the cool morning
hours. Fermentation was done in open top tanks with pump-overs and punch-down by
hand 4 to 5 times during the first half of fermentation and twice a day during the last part
of fermentation. Total maturation for 14 to 16 days. Malolactic fermentation was in French
oak barrels. After racking off the lees, the wine was further matured for 18 months in
50% new French oak barrels with the balance made up of second and third fill barrels.

Winemaker: Rianie Strydom

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 800.00
Lowest: R 2 400.00
Average: R 2 749.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 98
Cases Auctioned 70

Analysis

Alc: 14.33 vol%
RS: 3.00 g/l
TA: 5.70 g/l
pH: 3.65

The Drift Farm Die Kans Vate Single Vineyard Barbera 2013

This is a small single vineyard Barbera planted in 2004. The wine was made in traditional
open top fermenters with manual punch-downs. We played bagpipes and cello (obviously
not at the same time) to the barrels to harmonise the tannin and give stability to the colour.
It was always going to be a special wine – right from the start. We chose the best barrel
for the Auction.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 800.00
Lowest: R 5 200.00
Average: R 5 947.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 114
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 2.60 g/l
TA: 5.50 g/l
pH: 3.61

Tokara Tribute 2011

This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the two consistently best performing
vineyards on Tokara Stellenbosch. The grapes were hand-picked and placed in a cold store
overnight. The following day they were crushed directly into large wooden fermenters.
Fermentation began spontaneously resulting in a long cold soak. Total maceration on the
skins was for a period of around 4 weeks after which the wine was drained off and skins
pressed in our basket press. The wines spent a total of twenty-two months in 60% new
French oak and the rest being older French oak barriques. The wine was bottled unfiltered
in February 2013.

Winemaker: Miles Mossop

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 6 000.00
Lowest: R 5 400.00
Average: R 5 520.00

Packaging

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

Analysis

Alc: 14.50 vol%
RS: 1.80 g/l
TA: 5.60 g/l
pH: 3.49

Villiera Meteor Methode 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.

Winemaker: Jeff Grier

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 100.00
Lowest: R 1 900.00
Average: R 2 295.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 130
Cases Auctioned 40

Analysis

Alc: 11.30 vol%
RS: 7.00 g/l
TA: 6.10 g/l
pH: 3.29

Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2010 (1.5L bottles)

This wine is a blend of different clones from the 2010 vintage. A selection of barrels
from mainly 777 and 115 from our Pinot Noir vineyards on decomposed granite soils is
responsible for the blend. As the ripening of the clones is very different, the wine was
blended after malolactic fermentation in the barrels. Maturation was completed after 13
months in heavy toasted French oak before bottling.

Winemaker: Jan Coetzee

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 200.00
Lowest: R 2 600.00
Average: R 2 840.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 1.5L
Case Size: 3 x 1.5L
Cases Produced: 80
Cases Auctioned 30

Analysis

Alc: 13.90 vol%
RS: 1.30 g/l
TA: 5.80 g/l
pH: 3.61

Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2013 (1.5L Bottles)

Fermented on the skins for five days, where after 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 4 800.00
Lowest: R 2 200.00
Average: R 2 716.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 1.5L
Case Size: 3 x 1.5L
Cases Produced: 190
Cases Auctioned 100

Analysis

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

Waterford Estate Chardonnay Auction Selection 2011

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.

Price raised per case

6 x 750ml or equivalent
Highest: R 3 200.00
Lowest: R 2 800.00
Average: R 3 067.00

Packaging

Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size: 6 x 750ml
Cases Produced: 80
Cases Auctioned 24

Analysis

Alc: 13.61 vol%
RS: 3.00 g/l
TA: 5.90 g/l
pH: 3.48