Eagle's Nest Collection, 34 Bottles, Provenance: Restaurant ...



R8,000 - R12,000




Eagle's Nest Collection, 34 Bottles, Provenance: Restaurant Mosaic Wine Cellar Collection

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13 x 2009 Eagle's Nest Verreaux (750ml) - Platter 4*
5 x 2009 Eagle's Nest Shiraz (750ml) - Platter 4.5* and 5 Nations Wine Challenge 2011 Shiraz Trophy Winner
2 x 2010 Eagle's Nest Shiraz (750ml) - Platter 5* and Tim Atkin 94/100
12 x 2010 Eagle's Nest Merlot (750ml) - Platter 4.5*
2 x 2012 Eagle's Nest Shiraz (750ml) - Platter 5* and Shiraz Association South Africa 2015 Top 20

Eagles’ Nest was originally a section of Groot Constantia, the wine supplier to European nobility, established by Simon van der Stel in the late 1600’s. Eagles’ Nest’s history reveals that it operated as a commercial farm producing export fruit, as well as vegetables for the local market, up until the 1960’s. Over time the farm has had a number of owners, since 1984 it has been in the control of the Mylrea family.

Following a devastating mountain fire in 2000 which destroyed all of the natural fynbos vegetation and Protea plants, as well as approximately 95% of the forestation, it was decided to move the focus of the farm to wine. Whilst the Constantia Valley is most famous for white wines, it was felt that Eagles’ Nest, with its unique terroir within the valley, would be more suited to red wines. With its East, West and North facing slopes it is the steepest commercially farmed land in the Cape region, if not in all of South Africa. The land is located 10.5 km from the warm False Bay coast line and is in the direct path of the summer trade wines.

The maturation strategy for the red wine is to age one third in new wood, one third in second fill barrels and one third in third fill barrels for around 18 months. The wine will further bottle mature for 12 to 18 months before release. The maturation regime relating to the Viognier is to focus on freshness, with second, third fill and larger 500litre barrels used.

Auction Date: 20th Nov 2023 at 10am

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