Classic Boschendal amongst the Top 10 in South Africa
Great news in from the FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Awards is the successful inclusion of Boschendal Reserve Collection 2011.
“Sauvignon Blanc is a focus variety for us, and it is marvelous to make it to the Top 10 with this vintage of the Reserve Collection,” says elated winemaker Lizelle Gerber. “I’m a real stickler when it comes to selection of grapes from the right soils and the right areas for this classic zesty citrus mineral style with good palate weight and purity.“
What a great year it has been for Boschendal white wines!
This 5th annual Sauvignon Blanc Challenge held under the auspices of Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group and sponsored by FNB revealed a definite trend away from the lean green style previously considered highly fashionable, with more recognition being given to fuller riper eloquent wines with balancing acidity.
“Our Reserve Collection is a true classic,” says Marketing Manager Brad Gold. “We pay little credence to fashionable styles and stay true to classic cultivar expression from the individual vineyards and expression of vintage.”
Panel Chairman, Christian Eedes describes Boschendal Reserve Collection 2011 as ‘Blossom on the nose before a complex palate showing a range of flavours from citrus through yellow apple to green melon. Rich and full with tangy acidity.’
Douglas Green gets the nod from Oz Clarke
Congratulations to Jaco, Cassie and team with Douglas Green Shiraz Viognier 2009 included in Oz Clarke’s 250 Best Wines 2012
Oz Clarke is a celebrated international wine personality and writer who publishes a best selling annual wine guide. Douglas Green is a very proud invclusion in the 2012 edition.
The Witches of Wellington
The spirit of Halloween was in full swing at our production headquarters in Wellington today.
It might have been tricky recognising collegues at DGB Wellington this morning, but what a treat to see the staff join in the Halloween fun. Wellington is well known for their great comeraderie and team spirit, and we can only imagine what Santa has planned!