15 October 2007

Five Pinotage Veritas Double Golds

Five Pinotages won the coveted Veritas Double Gold – the highest award at the South African National Wine Show (SANW) 2007. Veritas is the country’s longest running wine show and aims to recognise wines of exceptional quality.

The Sauvignon Blanc category won the most with seven Double Golds, followed by Pinotage, Merlot, Shiraz and Muscadel all with five.

It is pleasing to see that Pinotage is holding its own with other cultivars, especially Shiraz which some prophesied would sweep Pinotage away and which had the most entries with 220 wines out of a total 1,904 wines competing.

The five Double Gold winning wines are

Bon Courage Pinotage 2006
Longridge Pinotage 2004
Neil Ellis Pinotage 2006
Simonsig Redhill Pinotage 2005
Wamakersvallei La Cave Pinotage 2006

Congratulations to everyone concerned.

Full results are online at http://www.veritas.co.za/.

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