Nitida top-scores in Winemag’s 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Report

IN THE fifth Winemag.co.za Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blend Report (referred to in previous years as the White Hot Wine Awards) now presented together with Wooded Sauvignon Blanc reviews, 34 of the 56 South African wines assessed scored 90 points or higher in accordance with the online publication’s 100-point quality scale.

Judged Best Overall: Nitida Coronata Integration 2016, WO Durbanville. According to the winemaker: “Fresh white peach, wild sorrel and prickly nettles flow into a creamy, nutty, ripe-pear experience… Mellow cedar and golden delicious apple… Saffron and white pepper…”

To view the full report click here. The top-scoring wines were as follows:

SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON BLENDS

93
Bizoe Henriëtta 2016
Gabrielskloof Magdalena 2016
Highlands Road Sine Cera 2015
Nederburg Private Bin D252 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
Nitida Coronata Integration 2016

92
Benguela Cove Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Cape Point Isliedh 2016
Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista 2015
Fairview Drie Papen Fontein Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound White 2015
Stellenzicht The Ratio 2015

91
Ghost Corner The Bowline 2015

90
Celestina Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
Constantia Glen TWO 2016
Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
Delaire Graff White Reserve 2015
GlenWood Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve White 2015
Iona One Man Band 2016
Kevin King Bassey 2015
Nitida Coronata Integration 2015
Vergelegen G.V.B White 2014
Zorgvliet Simoné 2016

WOODED SAUVIGNON BLANC

93
Cape Point Reserve 2015
Marianne 2016

92
Stark-Condé Round Mountain 2016

91
Klein Constantia Perdeblokke 2016

90
Authentique 2016
Glendirk 2016
Jordan The Outlier 2016
Klein Constantia Block 361 & 372 2015
Mulderbosch 1000 Miles 2015
Neil Ellis Amica 2016
Nitida Wild Child 2016

 

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