Nine wonderful whites that hit the spot again and again

The homestead at Vergelegen, Somerset West
WHEN WINES are applauded by not one but a whole lot of top tasting panels around the world, you can be extra sure that there’s something extra special about them. See below for a select group of white wines that includes the 2008 white blend made by Andre van Rensburg at Anglo American’s Vergelegen winery in Somerset West, arguably the most successful SA Sauvignon Semillon combo produced to date, as well as two vintages of Chardonnay from Hamilton Russell outside Hermanus, one of which has been highly recommended in the Platter’s guide and awarded two gold medals plus a trophy in just six months.


David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – R165pb (Cederberg)
4½ stars in Wine magazine, gold medal at Veritas Awards, Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner, silver medal at Trophy Wine Show
Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve 2010 – R70pb (Accolade)
Gold medal at International Wine & Spirit Competition, gold medal at Veritas Awards, silver medal at Classic Awards, silver medal at Decanter Awards, gold medal at International Wine Challenge
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve White 2010 – R154pb
Highly recommended in Platter’s Guide, Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner, silver medal at Decanter Awards, silver medal at Trophy Wine Show
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2010 – R290pb
Gold medal at International Wine & Spirit Competition, highly recommended in Platter’s Guide, trophy at Classic Awards, gold medal at International Wine Challenge
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2011 – R290pb
Silver medal at Classic Awards, Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner, silver medal at Decanter Awards, silver medal at Trophy Wine Show
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – R130pb
4 Stars in Wine magazine, 5 Stars in Platter’s Guide, gold medal at Mondial du Sauvignon, trophy at Trophy Wine Show
Lomond Sugarbush Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – R110pb (Bergkelder)
4 Stars in Wine magazine, silver medal at Mondial du Sauvignon, Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner, silver medal at Decanter Awards
Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2010 – R170pb
5 Stars in Platter’s Guide, Top 100 SA Wine Challenge winner, gold medal at International Wine Challenge, silver medal at Trophy Wine Show
Vergelegen GVB White 2010 – R260pb
Highly recommended in Platter’s Guide, silver medal at Classic Awards, silver medal at Decanter Awards, gold medal at International Wine Challenge, trophy at Trophy Wine Show


To view all top ratings of SA wines during the past 18 months, click here.