DGB awarded PMR Golden Arrow Award 2011
DGB (Pty)Ltd are celebrating their prestigious 2011 Professional Management Review (PMR) Golden Arrow Award for 1st overall Liquor Producer and Distributor in South Africa. The runners up were SAB Miller.
The PMR Golden Arrow Award recognises excellence following a national survey amongst
“This is great validation and substantiates our Mission Statement of ‘Leadership through Service’,” says DGB Chairman Tim Hutchinson. “We value our customers’ perceptions and are dedicated to delivering outstanding products, service and experience in all our business dealings at all levels. This is also welcome recognition for the commitment, loyalty under pressure and hard work of our staff through our recent challenging SAP implementation process.”
Boschendal Grande Cuvee Brut makes a Splash
As the first Pinot Noir grapes of the 2011 vintage roll into the cellar, Boschendal celebrates the new harvest with the release of the 2007 Grande Cuvée Méthode Cap Classique.
“Boschendal bubbly is all about purity,” says winemaker Lizelle Gerber. “We use only classic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for our Grande Cuvée Brut and then only the first 500 liters from the best grapes.”
Four cheers for Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Chenin Blanc
“We won!” Douglas Green Oenologist Jaco Potgieter and his team are celebrating on the eve of harvest 2011, as Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Chenin Blanc 2010 was announced Best Value Winner rated 4 stars in Wine Magazine’s Chenin Blanc Challenge last week.
“What a great way to start the year!” says Jaco. “Hot on the heels of a cracking 2009 vintage, this Chenin blanc immediately showed signs of greatness straight from our vineyards in 2010, packed with purity of fruit, character and charm. I don’t think many winemakers ever experience 2 consecutive vintages that are particularly standout in their careers, let alone the triple run of awards we have won for this wine.”
This success comes in the wake of both 2008 and 2009 taking gold medals at Concours de Mondial de Bruxelles, and further commendations from Decanter World Wine Awards and International Wine Challenge.
This consistent excellence can for the most part be attributed to the grapes form predominantly bushvine vineyards in the warmer region of the Wellington ward. Douglas Green is fanatical about seeking out proven vineyards sites to best express clarity of fruit and quality that far exceeds modest price points on shelf. “It is really wonderful to be rewarded for our core philosophy and unwavering ambition to produce world class quality in significant volumes ” says Jaco.
Recognised for “a burst of pure fruit on the palate and fresh acidity” by the Wine Magazine panel, Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Chenin Blanc is a no-nonsense unwooded wine with all the deliciously generous passion fruit, ripe melon, yellow apple and honeysuckle that you might expect of a Chenin Blanc.
Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Chenin Blanc 2010 is available in most supermarkets and fine wine retailers nationwide.