Douglas Green’s White Wines make a big impression at Michelangelo Awards
Douglas Green’s Vineyard Creations Chenin Blanc 2010 has confirmed its celebrity status winning a gold medal at the Michelangelo International Awards on Friday. It was joined by the Vineyard Creations Chardonnay 2010 making it a double whammy for Douglas Green’s white wines.
“The 2010 Chenin Blanc has quite a reputation,” says Douglas Green Oenologist Jaco Potgieter.”It has done us proud locally and internationally with a string of awards this year.”
“The performance of our Chardonnay 2010 is also pleasing. This is a very lightly wooded style with a focused core of tropical fruit enhanced by a creamy complexity and great body from extended fine lees contact. It’s a very attractive wine at a very attractive price,” says Jaco.
The 15th Michelangelo International Wine Awards attracted a record number of entries from 226 producers. Douglas Green is delighted to claim 2 of only 176 Gold medals awarded by the prestigious panel of 15 international wine judges.
The Bernard Series flying high on British Airways
Great news just in from our London office .... Bellingham's The Bernard Series hand picked Viognier 2011 has been selected by British Airways for their global onboard wine list.
From the end of this year, somewhere above the clouds between countries and continents, someone will be sipping The Bernard Series hand picked Viognier 2011 all the way from the Cape winelands carefully crafted by Bellingham's inspired and hugely talented winemaker Niel Groenewald.
Medals from Japan Wine Challenge 2011
DGB Wines have nabbed a respectable cache of medals from The Japan Wine Challenge 2011 bringing home an impressive Silver for Boschendal Grande Cuvee Brut 2007 as well as 8 Bronze and 3 Seals of approval.
The 14th Japan Wine Challenge was held at the end of July 2011 at the Sheraton Miyako Hotel in Tokyo. A total of 1,249 wines were entered from 26 countries, chaired by Steven Spurrier with co-chair Lyn Sheriff MW and judged by a panel of leading international wine professionals.
Only 191 silver medals (15.3% of the wines) were awarded with Boschendal Grande Cuvee Brut 2007 being one of them.
Douglas Green Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Brampton Shiraz 2008 and Tall Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2010 received a Seal of Approval.