Monday, November 22, 2010

Fleur du Cap is SA Producer of the Year at London IWSC

Fleur du Cap is SA Producer of the Year at London IWSC

Submitted by Wendy Bonthuys on 2010/11/19 11:05 AM

Fleur du Cap has been named South African Producer of the year at London’s 2010 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) after winning two Best in Class Gold medals for the highly acclaimed Noble Late Harvest 2008 and 2009 vintages.

In another remarkable feat for this glorious botrytis dessert wine, the 2009 vintage has just been named White Wine of the Year in Platter’s South African Wines 2011, the country’s definitive wine guide.

In fact all four consecutive vintages, the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 vintages are Platter 5-star stunners.

The Fleur du Cap winemaking team certainly appear to have the Midas touch, striking gold with their Noble Late Harvest in practically every competition it entered in 2010.

Both these vintages helped bring home the 2010 White Winemaker of the Year Trophy from London’s highly contested International Wine Challenge where Fleur du Cap triumphed as the South African cellar with the most gold medals.

On home ground, these two vintages both raked in Veritas Double Gold medals, the Oscars of South African wine competitions.

Aptly referred to as liquid gold by the winemaking team at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch headed by, Andrea Freeborough, who is assisted on the white wines by winemaker Pieter Badenhorst, Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest has earned its place as one of South Africa’s top dessert wines.

The IWSC aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. All the wines were tasted blind in groups divided by variety, region and vintage.

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