Boplaas CWG Port receive top prices at Auction


Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th  Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch wine lands over the weekend with a higher than expected turnover exceeding R10,5 million.

Carel Nel, Cellar master of Boplaas Family Vineyards, celebrated his 29th year as a member of the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) and his 40th vintage at Boplaas, with the Boplaas CWG Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2015.

Some might call him the Lone Ranger, as he is still the only Guild member east of the Huguenot tunnel, quietly crafting a host of fine wines from vines entrenched in the unique terrior of the Klein Karoo and from some of the Cape’s finest sites, in the cellar with a rich legacy.

The Boplaas CWG Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2015 was sold for R4800 per case of 6.

Only the finest Portuguese varieties, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Touriga Francesa and Souzào grapes are selected from specific low-yielding vineyards.  Al the fruit is hand harvested at optimum ripeness, fermented and fortified in small lagares, and barrel matured in large seasoned oak barrels for 12 months, to craft this distinctive full-bodied, complex and structured dry-styled Cape Vintage Reserve.

The Cellar master, Carel Nel, believes this is the best produced port in the last 40 years.