The American Express Barrel Auction

— Friday February 10th 2017 —

For the third year running, The Cape Wine Auction will be hosting The American Express Barrel Auction. Grab a wine glass and be treated to an incredible evening of entertainment surrounded by the picturesque Franschhoek Valley. This year, it will be hosted at the iconic La Motte in Franschhoek. This is a rare opportunity to taste, bid and potentially own exclusive yet-to-be-released vintages of some of South Africa’s top winemakers. Don’t miss out!

La Motte, Franschhoek
La Motte, Franschhoek

— Important Information —

Time: 17h00 arrival till late!
Barrel Auction: Bidding closes at 21h00
Dress code: Cocktail Dresses & Collared shirts (Ladies please note some on the event is held on grass so wedges are suggested)
Dinner: A Canapé styled Dinner will be served
Successful Bidders: Please note all successful bids are to be paid for on the evening.

— The Barrel Auction Lots —

Below are the Wine Lots available to purchase at the Barrel Auction.

#1 Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate

PRODUCT: Krone Borealis Vintage Cuvée Brut
VINTAGE: 2004
REGION: Tulbagh

#2 Villiera Wines

PRODUCT: Monro Brut
VINTAGE: 2009
REGION: Stellenbosch
EXTRA: Dégorged Sept 2014

#3 Le Lude

PRODUCT: Vintage Reserve “Zero Dosage”
& Tête De Cuvée
VINTAGE: 2012 (X2)
REGION: Franschhoek

#4 Stofberg Family Vineyards

PRODUCT: CWA Barrel Selection Pinot Blanc
VINTAGE: 2016
REGION: Breedekloof
EXTRA: Only two barrels made

#5 Detleefs Wine Estate

PRODUCT: Breedekloof Cape White
VINTAGE: 2015
REGION: Breedekloof
EXTRA: Old Vine Chenin/Viognier/Sémillon

#6 Capensis

PRODUCT: Fijnbosch Vineyard Chardonnay
VINTAGE: 2016
REGION: Western Cape
EXTRA: Special Release

#7 Black Elephant Vintners

PRODUCT: CWA Barrel Selection Carignan
VINTAGE: 2016
REGION: Franschhoek
EXTRA: 1 x 225L barrel made

#8 Hannay Wines

PRODUCT: Estate Pinot Noir
VINTAGE: 2014
REGION: Elgin
EXTRA: Only 1000 bottles produced

#9 Marianne

PRODUCT: Floréal
VINTAGE: 2004
REGION: Stellenbosch
EXTRA: Vintage Reserve

#10 Beaumont

PRODUCT: Special Release Mourvèdre
VINTAGE: 2007
REGION: Botrivier
EXTRA: 9 Years in barrel

#11 Oneiric

PRODUCT: “Quantum” Grand Bordeaux
VINTAGE: 2013
REGION: Elgin
EXTRA: Bordeaux Red – Unreleased

#12 Avondale

PRODUCT: Samsara
VINTAGE: 2009
REGION: Paarl
EXTRA: New Release – Shiraz

#13 Paserene

PRODUCT: The Union
VINTAGE: 2015
REGION: Tulbagh
EXTRA: Syrah/Carignan/Mourvèdre

#14 La Motte

PRODUCT: Pierneef Syrah/Viognier
VINTAGE: 2015
REGION: Franschhoek
EXTRA: Pre-Release

#15 Môreson

PRODUCT: Pinotage
VINTAGE: 2015
REGION: Franschhoek
EXTRA: New Release

#16 Mulderbosch

PRODUCT: Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc
VINTAGE: 2015
REGION: Stellenbosch
EXTRA: Single Vineyard

#17 Rickety Bridge

PRODUCT: Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
VINTAGE: 2014
REGION: Franschhoek
EXTRA: Paulina’s Reserve – Pre-Release

#18 Boplaas

PRODUCT: The 1932 Block Hanepoot
VINTAGE: 2015
REGION: Calitzdorp
EXTRA: Pre-Release – 83 Year Old Muscat Vineyard

#19 Stellenbosch Selection

PRODUCT: Stickies/Dessert
REGION: Mix Stellenbosch
EXTRA: 5 x Stellenbosch Producers

A, B – Thelema

PRODUCT: “Vin De Hel” Late Harvest & Sémillon Late Harvest
VINTAGE: 2014 (x2)

C – Keermont

PRODUCT: “Fleurfontein”
VINTAGE: N/V

D – Ken Forrester

PRODUCT: T-Noble Late Harvest
VINTAGE: 2013

E – Delaire Graaf

PRODUCT: “Sunburst” Noble Late
VINTAGE: 2015

F – Longridge

PRODUCT: “Edelgoud”
VINTAGE: 2012

About La Motte

In 1695, a piece of land in the Franschhoek Valley was granted to German immigrant, Hans Hattingh. In 1709 the land was purchased by French Huguenot Pierre Joubert, who is believed to have named it after the village of his birth in Provence – La Motte d’Aigues. Viticulture on La Motte was established in 1752 with the planting of 4 000 vines by Huguenot descendant Gabriël du Toit.

In 1970 the farm was bought by Dr. Anton Rupert and a major development, restoration and conservation programme followed, which reinvented La Motte into a leading global wine producer and sought-after tourist destination. Vineyards have been progressively replanted with noble varieties, the latest viticultural practices have been introduced and a modern cellar has been built.

Today, La Motte Wine Estate is operated under the guidance of owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg and her husband Hein Koegelenberg, Chief Executive Officer of the estate.

The Tasting Room

La Motte’s completely redesigned and refurbished tasting facility, featuring a large fireplace for cosy winter tastings, has been highly commended for the inviting and friendly ambiance.

Here, a wide variety of La Motte’s award-winning wines can be sampled and purchased in a stylish and relaxing atmosphere. Seated at hand-made tasting tables, a welcoming tasting counter or on comfortable sofas, visitors have an unimpeded view of the working and maturation cellars through large glass panels.

Tastings are enjoyed amidst original works of art by acclaimed South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, after whom La Motte’s Pierneef Collection of premium wines is named.

www.la-motte.com

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