30 August 2019

2019 Cape Blend Winners

The five winners of the 9th annual Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition are:

Asara Vineyard Collection Cape Fusion 2016
WO Stellenbosch: Shiraz, Pinotage, Malbec
Winemaker – Janette van Lill.
Clos Malverne Spirit of Malverne Limited Release 2015
WO Stellenbosch: Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec. 
Winemaker- IP Smit.
Kaapzicht Steytler Vision 2017
WO Stellenbosch: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Merlot. 
Winemaker – Danie Steytler.
KWV Abraham Perold Tributum 2012
WO Coastal Region: Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Petit Sirah
Winemaker – Izélle van Blerk.
Wildekrans Cape Blend Barrel Select Reserve 2016

WO Botrivier: Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Shiraz. 
Winemaker – Braam Gericke

The winners were announced yesterday, 29 August 2019 at a prize ceremony at Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

This is a record sixth win for KWV Abraham Perold Tributum. 
And Wildekrans will be celebrating as the only ones to win both the Absa Top 10 Pinotage and Perold Cape Blend competitions this year

Judges were: Convenor Wilhelm Pienaar (Hermanuspietersfontein), Janno Briers-Louw (Eenzaamheid), Samarie Smith (Benguela Cove), Nataleé Botha (Kleine Zalze) and Heinrich Kulsen (Nederburg). 

The rules have been amended with effect from the 2019 vintage that Pinotage should be the major component of the blend which must be between 30% and 70% Pinotage.

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