Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fleur du Cap basks in Gold at 2013 IWSC

Fleur du Cap recently brought home a trio of Gold medals for its premier Unfiltered wines at the prestigious, UK-based 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

Fleur du Cap’s Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc Limited Release 2013 and Unfiltered Chardonnay 2012 were two of only 13 South African white wines to be awarded gold medals this year, with Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 clinching gold on the red wine front.        

These winning wines are crafted by the winemaking team at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch under the watchful eye of Cellarmaster, Andrea Freeborough.

FDC Unfiltered Chardonnay

“Receiving continuous recognition for both our red and white wines, illustrates our team’s commitment to making excellent wines. The fact that we have concentrated on getting the basics right, in both the vineyards and the cellar, is certainly starting to pay off. Bringing home awards when competing against the top wines in the world is simply the best reward for our team work,” says Andrea, who is supported by viticulturist Bennie Liebenberg, and  winemakers Pieter Badenhorst and Vim Truter.

All three Fleur du Cap Unfiltered IWSC gold medallists are available at leading wine stores. Alternatively, these wines can be purchased from the Fleur du Cap cellar door at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch at R95 for the Unfitlered white wines and R120 for red.

Now in its 44th year, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) is well respected internationally drawing entries annually from nearly 90 countries. By relying on detailed technical analysis and specialist judging panels, the IWSC aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

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