Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fleur du Cap trio scores 90 points in International Wine Review in the USA

No less than three Fleur du Cap wines have broken the venerable 90 point barrier in the The International Wine Review, a highly respected American-based bi-monthly wine report. The Review which focused on South African wines in its February report, evaluated 750 wines selling for $15 or more.

The three high scoring Fleur du Cap wines are the Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Limited Release (90+), the Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay Semillon Viognier 2010 (90+) and the Unfiltered Merlot 2009 (90).

 Pronounced “excellent” and a “superb Sauvignon Blanc done in the Loire style” by publisher Mike Potashnik and editor Don Winkler, Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Limited Release is made from a blend of fruit from the coastal regions of Darling and Agulhas.

The Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay Semillon Viognier 2010, is described by the reviewers as “delicate and fragrant” and “a delicious mix”.

The reviewers’ tasting notes for the Unfiltered Merlot 2009 is summarised as follows: “Lush on the attack and on the palate, mouthfilling with fresh red fruit and nice firm tannins on the finish”.

The Report praised the overall high quality of South African wines and ascribed this to intelligent vineyard management practices, the careful selection of vineyard sites and grape varieties, and a strong commitment to terroir-based wines.

Fleur du Cap wines are made at Die Bergkelder, the famous “cellar in the mountain” in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Cellarmaster Andrea Freeborough is assisted by winemakers Pieter Badenhorst and Justin Corrans, while viticulturist Bennie Liebenberg looks after the vineyards. For more information, visit
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