Organic/Biodynamic Wines

Online-Only Auction, 30 May - 13 June 2022

Session 1

Sold for

ZAR 5 277
Lot 15
  • Reyneke; Reserve Red; 2009; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 277

About this Item

Reserve Red, 2009
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Reyneke is one of 5 Stellenbosch properties to get First Growth status in Tim Atkin's 2017 SA Report. Reyneke farm began in 1863 when it was then named 'Uitzicht', meaning 'view'. It is located overlooking Stellenbosch and False Bay with north, south and east facing slopes. Reyneke is certified organic and biodynamic and follows sustainable practices in everything they do. 'Their wines demonstrate the care they take, not infallible wines, rather honest and personality-driven wines that are distinctive, as much cerebral as sensory experiences,' says Neal Martin.

Biodynamic Certification
Farmed and made according to biodynamic practices, and certified by Demeter or Biodyvin. Based on the knowledge that the soil, plants, animals and farmers work together in one agricultural cycle. Only a certified organic producer can be considered for Biodynamic certification.
Demeter have rules on growing and vinification is stricter than organic certification – for example, less use of copper sulphate per hectare, and the requirement for natural yeasts for fermentation.
Similar to organic farming, biodynamic farming uses no synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Biodynamic farming works to achieve soil health through the use of compost, animal and green manures; diversified crop rotations; and incorporation of livestock. However, the two agricultural systems differ in that biodynamic farmers rely on eight specific preparations for the soil, crops and compost to enhance soil and plant quality, and to stimulate the composting process. The eight preparations, designated by their ingredients or by numbers 500 to 507, are made from cow manure; silica; the flowers of yarrow, chamomile, dandelion and valerian; oak bark; and the stinging nettle plant. A ninth prep, often referred to as 508, is made from horsetail and is used for fungal disease.

Critics Ratings

‘2009 has a stunning nose of coriander, white pepper & dry spices. The bold palate shows off plush shiraz spice & vibrant fruit, while dash cab adds to fine structure. All elements harmoniously poised to evolve over next 10 years or so.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 4.5*

‘The 2009 Reserve Red is a blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a very well defined bouquet with blackberry, marmalade and orange blossom, the Cabernet imparting a scent of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with quite strict fresh tannins. This is not a voluptuous wine, but rather linear and focused with great freshness and vivacity towards the citric finish. It has enormous length and breadth. This is a superb Syrah that should age with style.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 94/100 (Dec 2012)

‘90% Syrah and 10% Cabernet. Deep layered crimson. Broad and covers all the bases. Spicy. Lots of vitality. Very rich but not at all sweet.’ – Jancis Robinson,, 16.5/20 (Jan 2015)


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