Diemersdal and Steenberg lead SA charge at Mondial du Sauvignon
AT THE 2017 edition of Concours Mondial du Sauvignon in Bordeaux, France, 861 wines from 22 countries were scored by 65 judges from 17 countries over two days, with trophies awarded for eight wines and medals for 242 – 87 gold and 155 silver. Two of South Africa’s 45 Sauvignon Blanc entries – one from Diemersdal and another from Steenberg – won gold, with silver going to eight cellars in various parts of the Cape. The trophies were won by producers in France (three), New Zealand, Austria, Spain and Italy. Full results here.
Diemersdal’s achievement with the 2016 vintage of MM Louw – one of half a dozen expressions of Sauvignon Blanc bottled on Thys Louw’s spread in the northern reaches of Durbanville – follows those of the 2015 that included a 5 Star rating in Platter’s guide. Clearly one of the Top 10 track records in this class over the past 10 years.
SA GOLD MEDAL WINNERS AT MONDIAL DU SAUVIGNON 2017
Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – R175 at the cellar, Durbanville
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – R125 at the cellar in Tokai, Constantia Wine Route
SA SILVER MEDAL WINNERS AT MONDIAL DU SAUVIGNON 2017
Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – R95 from the cellar
Conradie Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – R60 from the cellar, Worcester
D’Aria The Songbird Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – R135 from the cellar, Durbanville
Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – R59 from the cellar
Flagstone Free Run Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015 – R88 from the cellar, Somerset West
Mon Vieux Hell’s Heights Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (Boutinot) – Export Only
Ormonde ‘Chip off the Old Block’ Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – R70 from the cellar, Darling
Uva Mira Sing-a-Wing Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – R250 from the cellar, Stellenbosch