Friday, May 9, 2014

London gold for Fleur du Cap at 2014 International Wine Challenge

Issued by: GC Communications On behalf of: Cape Legends   

Fleur du Cap’s highly acclaimed Noble Late Harvest 2011 has hit the sweet spot once again, bringing home a Gold Medal from the 2014 International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London.

The IWC Gold Medal is the latest accolade to take its place in the Fleur du Cap hall of fame for the much lauded 2011 Noble Late Harvest vintage. Other triumphs include trophies from international wine competitions such as the Decanter World Wine Awards and Decanter Asia Wine Awards; as well as a Gold Outstanding Medal from the International Wine &Spirits Competition.

Described as “appealing and attractive,” by the IWC judges, the victorious Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2011 is a blend of Chenin blanc (76%), Sauvignon blanc (13%) and Chardonnay (11%). This full sweet wine is balanced by a zesty acidity and shows beautiful, yet delicate honeyed orange notes.  

“South African wines wowed the judges at this year’s competition and it was wonderful to see such high standards across a variety of styles,” commented Co-Chairman of the IWC, Charles Metcalfe who believes that the gold medallist winemakers demonstrated exquisite skill in their wines.

The IWC is recognised as one of the most influential blind tastings in the world with thousands of entries received from wine producing regions across the globe each year. 

Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2011 is available at R105 per 375ml bottle at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch and at select boutique wine shops. For more information on Fleur du Cap wines, visit, join the Fleur du Cap community on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @FleurduCapWines.