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!
Could Boschendal be the Best Vintage Cap Classique in the Country this year?
Legions of local and international judges, masters and industry experts certainly seem to think so! Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2007 continues its blaze of glory on the competition circuit, most recently bagging a Veritas Double Gold medal. This is another feather for Boschendal’s Cap Classique that is raising the bar as one of Cap Classiques most awarded cuvées this year.
This 2007 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir blend raked in a 4½ stars, winning Best Vintage category at the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge early in September, followed by a Winemaker’s Choice Diamond Award late September, and now the Double Gold at Veritas.
“Not many people think bubbly when they think Boschendal now,” says Marketing Manager Brad Gold. “We are actually the second oldest producer of MCC, but have laid low for about 10 years before we decided to re-launch on a more structured scale two years ago. The stellar performance of this 2007 Grande Cuvée Brut confirms that Boschendal is really delivering on experience in style.”
So what’s the secret behind Boschendal’s beautiful bubbles? Winemaker, Lizelle Gerber smiles, “no secret, just gentle handling and attention to detail every step of the way. We use only handpicked Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes for our Grande Cuvée Brut and then only the first 500 liters from the press.”
“For me, it’s all about delivering pleasure and quality.” says Lizelle of the soaring popularity of Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2007, “Awards always feel great because you know that you are on the right track. This is a finely tuned cuvée from a great year, and I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks it’s amazing.”
A Diamond Award for Boschendal’s Vintage Bubbly
Hot on the heels of winning the Best Vintage Cap Classique, Grande Cuvée Brut 2007 is Boschendal’s belle of the ball taking a coveted Diamond Award from the Winemakers’ Choice Competition.
Winemakers’ Choice Awards is the only award show judged exclusively by winemakers. “This is a great compliment,” says Lizelle Gerber who made this super-successful cuvée. “Winning awards always feels great, but when the recognition comes from your peers in the industry, it is particularly rewarding.”