Pieter Ferreira's 2013 CWG Auction Wine
Graham Beck Wines Non Plus Ultra Cap Classique 2008Chardonnay 81%, Pinot Noir 19% Wine of Origin Western Cape
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were whole bunch pressed and only the cuvee fraction used. A small portion of Chardonnay was fermented in Piece Champenoise barrel to promote the creamy texture and complexity. The Pinot Noir adds palate weight and length of flavour. The wine was matured for 50 months on the lees prior to disgorgement.
Tasting Notes: Gentle mineral notes with fresh lime and ripe citrus on the nose. Rich raspberry notes burst on the palate with a creamy and gentle mousse, ensuring richness and finesse.
40 cases of this wine were sold at the 2012 Auction. Bottle size 750ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 80 Qty. cases on offer 40 Alc 11.58 vol% RS 6.3 g/l TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.18 Graham Beck Wines The Catalyst 2010Shiraz 90%, Viognier 10% Wine of Origin Robertson
The grapes Syrah and Viognier were picked at absolute phenolic ripeness, jointly destalked and then cool soaked for three days at 12°C. Co-fermented by natural yeast with an extended skin contact time of 12 days. The grapes were then pressed and taken to barrel for malolactic fermentation and barrel aging.
Tasting Notes: Great primary fruit with black cherries and floral character. Great perfume notes with nice integration between the fruit and the wood.
66 cases of this wine were sold at the 2012 Auction. Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 110 Qty. cases on offer 50 Alc 14.04 vol% RS 3.2 g/l TA 5.3 g/l pH 3.49
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