Michelangelo International Wine Awards glory for Fleur du Cap
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 has continued its winning streak by clinching a Grand D'Or medal at this year's Michelangelo International Wine Awards. Earlier this year, this richly complex wine scooped a Gold medal at the 2008 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.
Apart from the Grand D'Or medal, Fleur du Cap swept the board at the influential Michelangelo International Wine Awards with the premier Unfiltered as well as the regular range clinching 8 other medals - four gold medals and four silver medals.
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 was one of only 41 wines out of 1,342 entrants to be awarded a Grand D'Or medal.
The four Gold medal achievers were the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Limited Release, Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay 2007 and the Fleur du Cap Chenin Blanc 2008.
The Silver medals went to the Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2007, Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2007, Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 and the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Viognier Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2007.
The Michelangelo International Wine Awards - one of the top wine competitions in South Africa - is unique by using an international panel of judges with only one local judge. Only 30% of the entries are awarded medals to add prestige to the wines bearing these significant medals.
The winning Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 comes from a highly praised lineage with its predecessors, both the 2005 and 2004 vintages, scooping Gold at the prestigious 2007 Veritas Awards. The Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 also won Gold at the 2006 Michelangelo International Wine Awards.
The success of Fleur du Cap is the result of a team approach at The Bergkelder that starts with meticulous vineyard selection and is driven by an overriding passion for winemaking. Sheer dedication and constant experimentation has resulted in the creation a new generation of superior quality wines that capture and reflect varietal character and terroir.
Monday, September 22, 2008
by GC Communications