Saronsberg Cellar secures SA Red Wine Trophy at IWC 2016
Saronsberg Cellar had a standout year at the International Wine Challenge 2016 with securing a trio of Gold medal winners, for two red wines and one white. The reds were Saronsberg Full Circle 2014 and Saronsberg Shiraz 2013, and the white the Saronsberg Viognier 2014.
To top off the Gold medals, the South African Red Wine Trophy was awarded to Saronsberg Full Circle 2014. As recipient of this trophy for the second consecutive year, it highlights Saronsberg’s focus on quality and consistency. The South African Viognier Trophy was awarded to Saronsberg Viognier 2014, a well-deserved accolade for this industry-leading wine.
The IWC 2016 results were announced on 11 May following two weeks of intensive blind tasting in London during April. Overall the panel of international wine experts awarded South African wines with a total of 21 Gold medals, 98 Silver and 169 Bronze medals, bringing the total medal tally to 288.
Saronsberg would also like to commend their peers on their fine performance in the National & Varietal Trophy Categories:
§ South African Sweet Trophy: Nederburg Wines, Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 2012
§ South African White Trophy: Tokara, Tokara Directors Reserve White 2013
§ South African Chardonnay Trophy: Krisemma Wine, Krisemma Elgin Chardonnay 2014
§ South African Sauvignon Blanc Trophy: Cederberg Private Cellar, Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2015
§ South African Sémillon Trophy: Franschhoek Cellar, Franschhoek Vineyards Sémillon 2014
Charles Metcalfe, Co-Chairman of the IWC, commented: “From the cool region of Elgin down by the south coast to the hot spots of Paarl, we have seen brilliant wines from South Africa this year. Reds, whites, fizz and sweet wines, South Africa is on a roll. And the wines are very reasonably priced. An outstanding year for the Cape!”
Saronsberg Full Circle 2014 will be released on 1 September 2016. Saronsberg Shiraz 2013 and Saronsberg Viognier 2015 (note new vintage) is available to purchase online at www.saronsberg.com