Durbanville excels as four SA wineries strike gold at international Mondial du Sauvignon

concours-mondial-sauvignon (cropped)DIEMERSDAL, Steenberg and Delaire Graff shone brightly for South Africa at the international Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015. At the contest, held in Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia region this year, two of the SA trio won a couple of medals each, with Diemersdal of Durbanville winning three.

In all, gold medals were presented for four Sauvignon Blancs from the Cape – two of them from Durbanville cellars:

Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvée 2014 – Stellenbosch
Diemersdal Eight Rows 2014 – Durbanville
Maastricht 2014 – Durbanville
Steenberg The Black Swan 2013 – Tokai/Constantia

South Africa’s 12 silver medallists at Mondial du Sauvignon 2015 were as follows – listed together with the location of the wineries:

Alexanderfontein Chip off the Old Block 2014 – Ormonde, Darling
Almenkerk 2014 – Elgin
Delaire Graff 2014 – Helshoogte, Stellenbosch
Diemersdal MM Louw 2014 – Durbanville
Diemersdal Reserve 2014 – Durbanville
David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner The Bowline 2014 – Cederberg Cellar, Cape Agulhas fruit
Grande Provence 2014 – Franschhoek
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2013 – Stellenbosch
Protea 2014 – Anthonij Rupert, Franschhoek
Steenberg Rattlesnake 2014 – Tokai/Constantia
Uva Mira Sing-a-Wing 2014 – Helderberg, Stellenbosch
Zevenwacht 360º 2013 – Kuils River

For ALL the Sauvignons to receive good reviews recently and the prices of these wines, click here. For more about the competition, click here.