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  1. Franschhoek Vignerons Deliver A Stellar Performance At Leading Industry Awards

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    With the wine industry awards in full swing Franschhoek’s Vignerons delivered a stellar performance at both the Michelangelo International Wine Awards and Veritas Awards, which took place a week apart from each.

    Franschhoek Wine Valley, South Africa

    Since its inception the Michelangelo International Wine Awards, which took place on 4 October, has differentiated itself from other competitions in using a judging panel comprising a majority of international wine and spirits experts. For this year’s judging, 30 judges representing 22 countries were called upon to score the more than 2 000 entries received. At this year’s awards six Double Gold and 25 Gold medals, respectively, were awarded to Franschhoek producers.

    The deserving winners were the following:

    Double Gold
    Allée Bleue Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    Black Elephant Vintners Two Dogs, a Peacock and a Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    Holden Manz Avant Garde Chardonnay 201
    Holden Manz Chardonnay Reserve 2017
    La Motte Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    Old Road Wine Company Juliette Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Plaisir De Merle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    Gold
    Allée Bleue Shiraz 2017
    Allée Bleue Chenin Blanc 2018
    Babylonstoren Shiraz 2017
    Babylonstoren Chardonnay 2018
    Babylonstoren Sprankel 2014
    Black Elephant Vintners The Back Roads “Petite Sirah” 2017
    Black Elephant Vintners The Honey Thief
    Dieu Donné Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Dieu Donné Methode Cap Classique Blanc de Blanc 2017
    Dieu Donné Merlot 2017
    Franschhoek Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    GlenWood Vineyards Grand Duc Semillon/ Sauvignon Blanc 2016
    Grande Provence Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    Grande Provence Chardonnay 2018
    Grande Provence Shiraz 2017
    La Bri Syrah 2016
    La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Leopard`s Leap Semi Sweet 2019
    Leopards Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Plaisir De Merle Shiraz 2016
    Plaisir De Merle Chardonnay 2018
    Old Road Wine Company Pardonnez – Moi Cinsaut 2019
    Old Road Wine Company 12 Mile Syrah 2017
    Old Road Wine Company The Fat Man Pinotage 2018
    Rickety Bridge Chardonnay 2018

    At the recent Veritas Awards Boschendal was awarded a Double Gold for its Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2016. Babylonstoren (Chardonnay 2018 and Shiraz 2017) and La Couronne (Malbec 2016) were each awarded Gold for their respective wines. Regarded as SA’s premier wine competition, the 2019 Veritas Awards, which took place on 11 October, awarded 1 411 medals in total this year, of which 76 were Double Gold and 198 Gold. The judging panel comprised five international and 95 local specialists, who spent a gruelling five days judging the wines by means of a blind tasting session.