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  1. Franschhoek Vignerons in the Top 6 for Cab Franc Challenge

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    Holden Manz Estate’s Cabernet Franc 2017 and My Wyn’s Les Grandes Horizontales 2015 have each  secured a spot as one of the Top 6 Wines at this year’s Cabernet Franc Challenge. Now in its 4th year the competition highlights quality wines produced by some of South Africa’s most passionate winemakers. Regular star performer, Holden Manz, was the venue for the awards ceremony which took place on 16 April.

    Winners and judges in the 2019 Cab FRanc Challenge

    Holden Manz’s Cabernet Franc 2017 is a rich and elegant soft textured wine with predominant cassis and dark berries. Well balanced savoury flavours with good volume. The wood is well integrated, with pleasantly subtle tannins, resulting in a balanced wine with a long finish with an abundance of spice and mocha. For more information on this award-winning wine visit http://holdenmanz.com/.

    Top 6 performing wines

    My Wyn winemaker Jacolien Haasbroek describes the Les Grandes Horizontales 2015 as a blend four different varieties, which was matured in French oak for 26 months. This wine is the ultimate in feminine complexity. Velvety on the palate, with the promise and intrigue of a lingering experience. For more information on this world-class wine visit http://www.mywynfranschhoek.co.za.

  2. Franschhoek Vignerons recognized at Cabernet Franc Challenge

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    The annual Cabernet Franc Challenge recently took place at Avontuur Estate in Stellenbosch which saw Holden Manz and My Wyn were recognized for producing superb wines. Winners were selected for wines of outstanding complexity and elegance.

    A total of 50 entries were received, and the wines were judged by an esteemed panel, which included Christine Rudman, Tinashe Nyamudoka, Samarie Smith, Anita Streicher-Nel and Lizette Tolken.

    The My Wyn Cabernet Franc 2015 made it onto the list of the Top Six Cabernet Francs in South Africa for 2018.

    The Holden Manz Cabernet Franc Reserve 2013 was chosen at the Best Vintage Wine and they also received a Gold Medal for their Cabernet Franc 2015.

    Chamonix also received Gold for its Cabernet Franc 2015.

    The 2015 vintage has without a doubt proven to be a stellar year for these producers.

    Consumers will get the opportunity to sample the Top Six at the Cabernet Franc Carnival, which takes place at Avontuur Estate on 19 May. The wines will be available for tasting at one of three tutored tastings on the day. For additional info and ticket bookings visit www.plankton.mobi.