Lomond richly rewarded at International competitions
Lomond’s outstanding reputation for top-quality wines that are made to last has been re-affirmed at the 2011 International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London, and by Germany’s ENO WorldWine.
The 2006 vintages of Lomond Sugarbush Sauvignon Blanc and Lomond Pincushion Sauvignon Blanc from the eco-friendly Gansbaai winery, made by winemaker Kobus Gerber, were awarded 93 and 91 points respectively in the IWC Library Collection category.
This category is a natural extension of the IWC, one of the most influential blind tastings in the world, with the aim of demonstrating the merits of premium wines and their cellaring potential.
The 2011 tasting reviewed 2001 and 2006 vintages.
Both single-vineyard wines, the judges praised the 2006 Sugarbush for its complexity, slightly evolved nose, well-integrated flavours of asparagus, herbs and oak as well as its long-lasting aftertaste.
The 2006 Pincushion was lauded for its elegance and lightness, freshness, citrus fruit flavours and tangy finish.
Lomond also excelled in terms of the German ENO WorldWine’s ratings of South African wines for 2011.
The winery’s 2010 Pincushion Sauvignon Blanc achieved five stars, indicative of a top wine of international format.
Situated 34˚ 34’ south, Lomond is one of very few wine operations with a Cape Agulhas District appellation.
Located just 8 kilometres from the sea as the crow flies, its vines are cooled by south-west and south-east winds that blow during the summer months.
Lomond’s manager Wayne Gabb says the proximity to the sea helps to create an environment that is cooler on average than other wine regions with slow ripening.
The farm also has the advantage of naturally occurring indigenous vegetation and low hills to act as a filter for the salt-laden sea air. With its varying terrain and low-vigour soil types and the opportunity to plant vines with different aspects and elevations, it offers a broad spectrum of building blocks to make single-vineyard wines and single-cultivar as well as multi-cultivar blends, he adds.
Lomond names many of its wines after the indigenous flora growing on the farm.
It is one of the earliest members of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI), acknowledged for protecting the environment and conserving the indigenous habitat and also belongs to the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy.
DATE DECEMBER 12, 2011
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