Monday, November 22, 2010

Two 5-star Platter rating for De Krans Ports

Two 5-star Platter rating for De Krans

22 November 2010 by De Krans Wine Cellar

It has certainly been a bumper year of achievements for De Krans Wine Cellar who was awarded two five-star ratings in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized 2011 Platters South African Wine Guide. These were awarded to its Cape Tawny Port NV and Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2008.

The De Krans Cape Tawny Port NV, in particular, has been a top achiever this year, earning a double gold at the 2010 Veritas Awards, a five-star rating from Wine Magazine as well as being crowned overall winner at the SAPPA Peter Port Schulz Challenge 2010. Coppery gold in colour, hence the name Tawny, the De Krans Cape Tawny Port is smooth on the palate with a coffee-toffee and nutty character. A perfect partner to brown onion soup, coffee and chocolates, the port is available nationwide and retails for approximately R95 per bottle.

Not to be outdone, the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2008 also brought home the accolades scooping a gold medal at this year's Michelangelo International Wine Awards, as well as being crowned as the Overall Champion Wine at the 2010 Southern Cape Bottled Wine Show. Regarded as their flagship port, it is a vibrant plum colour, with dense aromas of prune, spice and tobacco, and has the potential to mature for a further 20 to 25 years. A fleshy, chewy mouthful of flavours, showing tannic grip, concentrated red fruit nuances, and a firm structure ensuring considerable longevity. Retailing for approximately R150 respectively, per bottle, savour this premium port on its own, or serve with stronger cheeses.

"We are extremely proud of this latest rating, as it is once again proves that De Krans continues to produce wines of excellent quality," says winemaker Boets Nel.

For more information on these or any other ports and wines in the De Krans range, feel free to visit their website at, or contact Helet Viljoen or Bessie Barnardo at the farm on (044) 213-3314.