Issued By Paula Wilson Media Consulting for Cape Legends.
Lomond wine estate has added more gold to its collection of medals by returning to the podium at the esteemed Concours Mondial du Sauvignon in France, this time for its Lomond Sugarbush Sauvignon Blanc 2012. The achievement follows last year’s gold for the estate at the same event, which singles out the stars from an international array of Sauvignon blanc wines.
The Lomond Sugarbush Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was made from single vineyard grapes nurtured by a unique climate and nutrient-rich soils. Situated in the Uilenkraal River Valley, Lomond is one of only a handful of producers permitted to carry the Cape Agulhas appellation on their labels. The region’s cool maritime breezes during summer and diversity of lean, gravelly soils make it ideal for single-vineyard wine.
“We are delighted by this latest gold medal,” says Lomond winemaker Kobus Gerber. “The Sugarbush Sauvignon Blanc 2012 will be known for its exceptional minerality and flintiness, which reflects the location of the vineyard. Having matured for two years in bottle, the wine is also a prime example of how well good Sauvignon blancs can develop over time.”
The Lomond Sugarbush Sauvignon Blanc, named after a type of Protea that grows on the farm, has consistently shone in competitions and wine shows since it was first produced in 2005. Particular vintages have received among others, a trophy at the Old Mutual Trophy
Wine Show; Gran D’Or at Michelangelo International Wine Awards and Double Gold at Veritas.
The estate’s other wines also enjoy widespread acclaim. Last year alone, the Lomond 2011 Cat’s Tail Syrah was awarded a gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London while the 2012 vintage of Lomond Sauvignon Blanc received a gold medal at the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon. Lomond wines took three Gold medals at Veritas 2013 too.
The achievements speak of skilled winemaking and viticultural practises as well as a respect for the land. Lomond is a member of both the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy and the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI), which rewards producers for sustainable wine-growing practices. It also applies the principles of IPW (Integrated Production of Wine), a voluntary environmental sustainability scheme, for pest and disease control in its vineyards.
This year, the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon saw more than 50 judges representing 15 nationalities, evaluate 751 entries before singling out the Lomond Sugarbush Sauvignon Blanc 2012 for the sought-after gold medal.
The wine delivers aromas of citrus, green pepper and green figs, while on the palate it is full-bodied with a crisp, clean and sweet finish. It is enjoyable on its own or with food - ideally grilled fish or lemon-roasted chicken and even desserts.
The wine is priced at around R110 per bottle and is available at leading wine retailers countrywide.
Lomond is part of Cape Legends Fine Wines, an extensive collection of superlative quality,award-winning wines from several boutique estates situated in and around the Cape Winelands.
For more information about Lomond and its wines, visit www.lomond.co.za.
Details about the Cape Legends fine wines can be found at www.capelegends.co.za
Cape Legends Fine Wines:
Cape Legends, Distell’s fine wine division, represents an extensive collection of award-winning wines from estates in and around the Cape Winelands. This includes Allesverloren, Alto, Durbanville Hills, Earthbound, Flat Roof Manor, Fleur du Cap, Hill & Dale Jacobsdal, Le Bonheur, Lomond, Monis, Neethlingshof, Place in the Sun, Plaisir de Merle, Pongràcz, RED ESCape, Stellenzicht, Theuniskraal, Uitkyk and Zonnebloem. While each differs in character and style, the collection shares a common trait of fine wine quality and innovation in production marketing and distribution.