15 September 2015

Three Top Awards at IWSC 2015 for Pinotage

International Wine & Spirit Competition  for 2015 sees awards for 60 varietal Pinotage’s. The majority are red but there’s also some rosés and one from the ‘coffee’ category.

The three top wines winning ‘Gold Outstanding’ are 

  • Kanonkop Estate ‘Black Label’ 2010 
  • Kanonkop Estate ‘Black Label’ 2012
  • Spier ‘21 Gables’ Pinotage 2013

There’s one ‘Gold’; Kanonkop Pinotage 2012, 16 ‘Silver Outstanding’, 23 ‘Silver’ and 17 ‘Bronze’.  

At least four Cape Blends won awards: 1 ‘Silver Outstanding’ (Flagstone Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage 2013), 2 ‘Silver’ and 1‘Bronze’. Not all are shown as Cape Bends or with a Pinotage component. 

One of the 60 Pinotages is not from South Africa. Step forward and take a bow the Martiniuk family who own, farm and make Stoneboat wines in British Columbia’s Okanagen Valley, including their delicious Pinotages from vines growing ungrafted on their own roots. See here for more info.

Congratulations to all.

IWSC judging awards gold, silver and bronze  in each tasting category or flight, provided the required minimum score is reached. On the 100 point tasting scale Gold = 90-100, Silver Outstanding = 86-90, Silver = 80- 85, Bronze = 75=79.9. Products with the highest mark in their respective category are awarded “Outstanding” and are re-tasted for national and international trophies.  

See  the IWSC Results  here


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