Fleur du Cap is top Wooded White Blend at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Jun 6th 2011, 09:14
Fleur du Cap has clinched the trophy for South Africa’s Best Wooded White Blend at the 2011 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show scoring a whopping 95 points with the newly released Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay Semillon Viognier 2010. This is the second time that Fleur du Cap has won this prestigious trophy for Best Wooded White Blend other than Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, after the 2007 vintage of the same wine took top honours in 2009. Currently in its 10th year, the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is one of South Africa’s most prestigious and highly contested wine competitions.
An ideal food wine, this rich, creamy white blend has the classic asparagus and tropical flavours of Sauvignon blanc and Semillon but with the added spicy, floral notes of Viognier. The palate is complex and inviting, teeming with vanilla oak spice and citrus ending in a long, lingering creamy finish.
Full-bodied yet not as substantial as a Chardonnay, the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay Semillon Viognier 2010 is the perfect inbetweener to be enjoyed with food such as creamy autumn mushroom pastas and risotto finished off with Parmesan cheese and truffle oil. This wine will also work its magic with spicy pork dishes, roast turkey or hearty guinea fowl pie.
The new 2010 blend comprises 30% Sauvignon blanc, 25% Chardonnay, 25% Semillon and 20% Viognier. In the cellar, all the cultivars were vinified separately and three of the components excluding Sauvignon blanc, were matured for eight months in new, second-fill and third-fill oak barrels. Strict barrel and talk selection ensured that only the very best wines were used to make up the final blend.
Available at leading boutique wine shops or directly from Die Bergkelder, the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay Semillon Viognier 2010 sells at around R90 per bottle. For more information visit www.fleurducap.co.za.Click here for more information on Fleur du Cap
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