In conjunction with RisCura, a global financial services provider, Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the inaugural RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends.
The Bordeaux region in the southwest of France is famous for
its red blends, the best of which have the ability to mature with benefit for
many years in bottle. The two grape varieties that feature most prominently are
austere Cabernet Sauvignon and fleshy Merlot, although Cabernet Franc, Malbec
and Petit Verdot also play a role. The style has been imitated around the world and South Africa is no exception.
85 entries were received from 64 producers for this year’s
competition. 11 wines were rated 90 or higher on the 100-point quality scale
and these were recognised during an event held at Stellenbosch’s new De
Warenmarkt on Wednesday, 5 August.
The top wines were as follows:
Diemersdal Private Collection 2013
MR De Compostella 2013 - Best Overall
Dombeya Fenix 2010
Fleur du Cap Laszlo 2009
Keet First Verse 2011
Fleur du Cap Laszlo 2008
Overgaauw Tria Corda 2012
Thelema Rabelais 2011
Uva Mira O.T.V. 2013
As best wine overall, the MR De Compostella 2013 won a new top-of-range
225-litre Grande Reserve Château
Tradition barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain.
This competition becomes a companion project to the RisCura
White Hot Wine Awards begun in 2013 and featuring Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon
blends, the white wine traditionally associated with Bordeaux. Results of the
White Hot Wine Awards will made public on 3 September.
For the full report: #RisCura
Red Hot Tasting Report
WInemag.co.za are hosting two Public Tastings events to
showcase the top-rated Bordeaux –style red blends to the wine enthusiast.
Tickets are available online for 19th
August in Johannesburg and 26th August in Cape Town, at the Radisson
Blu Hotel Gautrain and Waterfront, respectively,.
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