Durbanville Sauvignon Blancs get international recognition

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Wines from the Durbanville Wine Valley (DWV) have ascended to even higher worldwide prominence following their stellar efficiency at this 12 months’s historic Concours Mondial du Sauvignon wine present. Hosted in South Africa simply days in the past, it was the primary time in historical past that the Sauvignon Blanc-focussed championship was held outdoors Europe.

Durbanville producers had been among the many recipients to obtain essentially the most medals, claiming six golds and two silvers.

‘This can be a momentous event for the Durbanville Wine Valley,’ says DWV supervisor Natasha de Villiers. ‘Our producers have performed themselves and the South African wine business proud with these achievements at one of the vital authoritative exhibits of its form.

‘Now we have all the time believed within the capability of our cool-climate Durbanville vineyards to ship constant high quality and having them recognised by the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon on such a historic event is a superb affirmation of this religion.’

The Durbanville entries had been amongst greater than 1 200 wines from all around the world that had been assessed by knowledgeable panels over three days in March in Franschhoek. The winners had been introduced on the ProWein commerce truthful in Germany final week.

They included Gold medallists Maastricht Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2022, Groot Phesantekraal Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Durbanville Hills Cool Local weather Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Cape Backyard Cape City Sauvignon Blanc 2021 and Durbanville Hills The Tangram White Mix 2020.

Silvers went to De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and Diemersdal The Journal Sauvignon Blanc 2021.

‘The Durbanville Wine Valley did exceptionally effectively, exhibiting that Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc is world-class, fascinating and filled with the location expression that Durbanville is famend for,’ says Primary Wine director Dr Carien Coetzee, member of Sauvignon Blanc SA and the Concours Mondial judging panel’s South African contingent.

Within the wake of the occasion, the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon declared that whereas South Africa is ranked fifteenth among the many nations with the largest winery plantings, it has established itself as a serious producer of high quality Sauvignon blanc, being South Africa’s top-selling cultivar and most exported selection and Durbanville expressions among the many main sources.

The go to by Concours Mondial du Sauvignon to South Africa included over 50 specialist wine tasters, of which the bulk had been foreigners who had by no means been to the nation earlier than.

‘We fell head over heels in love with South Africa. The time we spent right here was definitely too quick,’ says Concours Mondial director Quentin Havaux. ‘Thanks to Sauvignon Blanc SA and the tasters for highlighting the perfect Sauvignon blanc wines on the earth.’

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