The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2022

Live Virtual Auction, 30 September - 1 October 2022

Cape Winemakers Guild Saturday, 01 October

Sold for

ZAR 20 125
Lot 509
  • Raats Family Wines; Stella Nova Cabernet Franc; 2018; 12 (2 x 6); 750ml
  • Raats Family Wines; Stella Nova Cabernet Franc; 2018; 12 (2 x 6); 750ml
  • Raats Family Wines; Stella Nova Cabernet Franc; 2018; 12 (2 x 6); 750ml
  • Raats Family Wines; Stella Nova Cabernet Franc; 2018; 12 (2 x 6); 750ml
  • Raats Family Wines; Stella Nova Cabernet Franc; 2018; 12 (2 x 6); 750ml
  • Raats Family Wines; Stella Nova Cabernet Franc; 2018; 12 (2 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 11 000
VAT is charged on both hammer & premium for daggered lots
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 20 125

About this Item

Stella Nova Cabernet Franc, 2018
12 (2 x 6) 750ml

“What our industry has been lacking in the past is telling the story. I have travelled endless amounts all over the world to tell the story about what makes South Africa, through Raats Family Wines, through Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Blanc, what makes us unique.” - Bruwer Raats

100% Cabernet Franc

This wine is an expression of Bruwer Raats’ lifelong passion for, sustained focus on and commitment to master Cabernet Franc.

This single barrel was selected exclusively for the CWG Auction from sustainably farmed vines dominated by fruit from a block high on the granite slopes of Vlaeberg Mountain in Polkadraai Hills Stellenbosch. The block overlooks both Table Bay on the north side and False Bay on the south side of the mountain, allowing for cool air to circulate the vines continuously. Hand-harvested with vinification in small batches using optimally ripe grapes, we select the best barrel from the vintage to represent what we consider our finest expression of this variety. The grapes are hand-sorted three times, crushed and left to cold soak on the skins for five days, before we basket press the grapes and allow the wine to undergo malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then aged for 18 months in 225 litre French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: A superbly refined Cabernet Franc, the wine has a very engaging nose which entices with its perfume of rosemary, spicy notes of nutmeg, cloves, star anise and an intense brooding blackberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a harmonious finish. There is a beguiling purity to this wine and it will age supremely well.

Drink 2024 until 2030 and beyond.

Bottle Size: 750 ml
Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
Total Quantity Cases Produced: 48
Quantity Cases on offer for this Auction: 26

Alc: 14.5
RS: 2.8
TA: 6.0
pH: 3.44

Notes

Friday, 30 September Session
Lot 188: 12 bottles
Lot 189: 12 bottles
Lot 190: 24 bottles

Saturday, 01 October Session
Lot 509: 12 bottles
Lot 510: 12 bottles
Lot 511: 24 bottles
Lot 512: 24 bottles
Lot 513: 36 bottles

Provenance

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Winemaker: Bruwer Raats

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