It's raining gold medals!
Both Henners Brut, NV and Henners Reserve, 2014 picked up gold medals from Mundus Vini. Both wines’ citrus notes and autolytic flavours shone through, with high acidity and good body giving both wines high marks for balance and complexity.
Les Volets Malbec 2018 was also awarded a gold medal at Mundus Vini. Bright red fruit with smokey spice and a full body saw the wine score top marks. Il Casinone Fontanino Riesling 2017 meanwhile won a silver medal for its harmonious minerality, fruit and citrus acidity.
Wandering Beeste Petit Sirah 2019 is a re-imagining of an old favourite and it scooped up a gold medal in its first ever competition. Vibrant fruit and developing spicy complexity won the wine high marks for potential and balance.
More congratulations are in order for our Wildeberg team! Wildeberg White 2018 and Wildeberg Terroirs Series Chenin Blanc 2018 were both awarded 92 points, while the Wildeberg Terroirs Series Sauvignon Blanc 2018 gained 90 points.
Il Cascinone Fontanino Riesling 2017: “A fine, delicate dry white with classic Riesling aromas of lime, petrol and a touch of lemongrass. The palate has lively citrus and stone fruit characters balanced by crisp acidity and mineral notes. Fine and complex on the finish with the ability to age.”
Il Cascinone Crocera Barbera 2017: “Aromas of intense ripe damson and black cherry with a hint of spice. Rich and generous on the palate. Robust and full-flavoured with intense plum and sour cherry fruit, and notes of dark chocolate balanced by tangy, juicy acidity.”
Percheron Shiraz Mourvedre 2018: “Co-fermented Shiraz and Viognier do their thing, waiting for the later Mourvèdre to create this threesome. The sandy nose suggests summer pudding, Chinese five spice and crushed raspberries with a latent creaminess. Red fruit on the palate which is at once both vibrant and dark.”
Cape Heights Chenin Blanc 2019: “This wine displays classic baked apple and zippy citrus aromas with soft, delicate apple fruit on the palate balanced by crisp acidity. Extended lees contact gives this great value wine some real weight and character. A little wild yeast ferment in barrel adds texture and finesse too.”
Mas d’Alcyon Plan de Dieu 2017: “Full-bodied and textural with smooth, ripe tannins. The nose has liquorice and red and black fruit, which carry through to the palate with a salty, mineral edge. Structured yet approachable, the finish is long with hints of coffee and spice.”
Les Mains Noires Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2018: “The small yields from this area and its unique soils and landscape give distinctive wines with personality. This wine is intense and complex with dark, rich fruit, delicate tannins and smooth mouthfeel. As Guillaume says, it’s a must-taste wine!”
Turno de Noche Malbec 2019: “Fresh, crunchy black berry fruit on the nose with lively violet. A hint of spice adds complexity with soft, ripe tannins and a lasting fruity finish.”