Golden Glory for Stellenzicht Vineyards at IWSC 2014
Renowned Stellenbosch wine farm Stellenzicht Vineyards has been re-affirmed as a producer of some of the Cape’s finest wines following its performance at the latest International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). The results of the highly anticipated show were announced this week with Stellenzicht walking away with among others, gold for the Stellenzicht Rhapsody 2007.
The IWSC judging panel described the wine as having “great balance with firm tannins” and “good mature notes in a long finish”. The judges also advised that although the wine was in great taste now it “still has loads of potential to develop”.
In addition to the gold, Stellenzicht also collected silver medals for the Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage 2012, Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Shiraz 2010 and Stellenzicht Syrah 2005.
The 227ha Stellenzicht has a rich history and is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. It lies in a prime wine-growing area known locally for its exceptional terroir as the Golden Triangle.
It has been a top performer at the IWSC and shows of similar calibre over the years, with the farm and winemaker Guy Webber’s latest achievements adding to the collection of awards.
The IWSC was founded in 1969 to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. It is the premier competition of its kind thanks to an experienced panel of experts and rigorous two-stage judging that incorporates blind tasting and laboratory analysis.
The IWSC’s award winning South African, Chilean and Argentine wines were announced on September 10, on the first day of the Beautiful South Tasting at Olympia Central in London. A banquet to showcase the best wines will take place in London later this year too.
Stellenzicht Vineyards is situated on Stellenrust Road, off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Its tasting room is open to the public and its wines are available here and from leading retailers nationwide. For more information, call 021 880 1103 or visit www.stellenzicht.co.za.
Stellenzicht is part of the Cape Legends, an extensive collection of superlative quality, award-winning wines from several boutique estates situated in and around the Cape Winelands. For more information about the Cape Legends fine wines, visit www.capelegends.co.za.