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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.

Auction Year: 2018

Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Auction Reserve 2014

The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness of about 24 to 25° balling. Fermented in
stainless steel tanks with four pump-overs daily for maximum extraction. Post fermentation maceration was conducted for four weeks on the skins. Wines were pressed and kept in tanks for malolactic fermentation. The wines were then put in barrel consisting of 85% new French oak for a period of 18 months before blending and bottling.

Auction Year: 2017

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.

Auction Year: 2016

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.

Auction Year: 2016

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.

Auction Year: 2015

Groot Constantia Auction Reserve Shiraz 2011

Shiraz grapes were handpicked, fermented in open 500 litre French barrels and transferred to a stainless steel tank to finish fermentation. Extended skin maceration for 30 days. The wine was matured for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels (30% first fill). Minimum stabilisation and filtration was done to preserve the quality and complexity. Tasting Notes: A classic, well-balanced Shiraz with a deep, red-ruby colour. The wine shows dominant fruit; like blue berries, plums, dark cherries and blackcurrant; balanced by delicate spice, white pepper, cedar wood and oak flavours. The spice and fruit that follow through on the palate combine with soft tannins to give a long, lingering aftertaste.

Auction Year: 2014

Groot Constantia Auction Reserve Shiraz 2010

Grapes were hand-picked at 25.2 degrees balling and fermented in open 500 litre French oak barrels, with punch-downs every 4 hours. At 5 degrees balling, the wine was transferred to a stainless steel tank to finish fermentation. Extended skin maceration was allowed for 30 days after fermentation before pressing. The wine was matured for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, 30% first fill, 43% second fill, 17% third fill and 10% fourth fill barrels. To preserve the fine quality and complexity, this wine was subjected to minimum stabilisation and filtration. Tasting Notes: This is a classic, well-balanced Shiraz with a deep red, ruby colour. The wine shows dominant fruit - blueberries, plums, dark cherries and blackcurrant; balanced by delicate spice, white pepper, cedar wood and oak flavours. The spice and fruit that follow through on the palate combine with soft tannins to give a long, lingering aftertaste.

Auction Year: 2013

Groot Constantia CWG Shiraz 2009

The grapes were hand picked at 24.9 degrees balling. The juice was fermented in open 500 litre French oak barrels, with punch downs every 4 hours. At 5 degrees balling the wine was transferred to a stainless steel tank to finish fermentation. Extended skin maceration was done for 14 days after fermentation, before it was pressed. The wine was matured for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, 90% first fill barrels and 10% third fill barrels. To preserve the fine quality and complexity, this wine was subjected to minimum stabilisation and filtration. Tasting Notes: This is a classic, well-balanced Shiraz with a deep red ruby colour. The wine shows dominant fruit like pomegranate, plums, dark cherries and blackcurrant that are balanced by delicate spice, white pepper, cedarwood and oak flavours. The spice and fruit that follow through on the palate combine with soft tannins to give a long lingering aftertaste.

Auction Year: 2012

Groot Constantia CWG Reserve White 2010

Semillon 67%; Sauvignon Blanc 33% Both the Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes were hand picked, fermented and matured separately in 500 litre and 225 litre French oak barrels on lees for 9 months with a stirring of the lees once a month. 100% French oak was used with 33% 1st fill barrels, 33% 2nd fill barrels and 33% 4th fill barrels. To preserve the fine quality and complexity, this wine was subjected to minimum stabilisation and filtration. Tasting note: The wine has a pale straw colour with a lime tint. It shows delicate orange blossom, gooseberry and almond flavours on the nose. The wine opens up in the glass to show green pepper, summer fruit and minerality. The flavours follow through on the palate and have a rich, creamy texture.

Auction Year: 2011

Groot Constantia CWG Shiraz 2009

100% Shiraz The grapes were handpicked at 24.9 degrees balling. The juice was fermented in open 500 litre French oak barrels, with punch downs every 4 hours At 5 degrees balling the wine was transferred to a stainless steel tank to finish fermentation. Extended skin maceration was done for 14 days after fermentation before it was pressed. The wine was matured for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, 90% 1st fill barrels and 10% 3rd fill barrels. To preserve the fine quality and complexity, this wine was subjected to minimum stabilisation and filtration. Tasting note: This is a classic, well-balanced Shiraz with a deep inky black colour. The wine shows dominant fruit like plums, dark cherries and blackcurrant balanced by white pepper and cedar wood. The fruit and spice follow on the palate to combine with firm tannin to give a long finish. The wine is ready for immediate consumption but has great maturation potential.

Auction Year: 2011