Two recent awards for our refreshing rosé!
We are very proud to announce that our Dekker's Valley Shiraz Rosé 2013 received a bronze medal at the Global Masters Rosé 2014. And not content to leave it at that we are just one out of only three South African producers in the Dry Rosé category that received a medal. Then, back in SA, the same wine recently won a Gold at the Gold Wine Awards. The Gold Wine Awards are a measure of good value as well as quality, as all entries must be under R70 per bottle at retail value.
The Global Rosé Masters is a competition created and run by the UK's influential Drinks Business publication, and is an extension of its successful Global Masters series for major international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Welcoming rosé entries from around the world, in total nearly 100 wines were judged blind by a group of Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers using Schott Zwiesel Cru Classic glasses supplied by Wine Sorted. Wines were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, with only the very highest scoring the highest accolade of Master medal. The rosés were tasted over the course of a single day at Hardy’s Brasserie in Marylebone, London.
And, as Spring is now on our door step, be sure to stock your fridge with some of our award wining Rosé - a wonderfully refreshing wine to drink with friends and family alike!
Spring bottling at Mellasat Vineyards, but we need a name for a new wine.....
On Wednesday 10th September we will be bottling two very popular wines - the Dekker's Valley Shiraz Rosé 2014 and the Dekker's Valley Revelation 2011, but first we will be introducing a new wine to the Dekker's Valley family. An unwooded dry white blend from the 2014 vintage, as yet unnamed but which consists of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Viognier, and made in an easy accessible style. This will, for now, replace the Dekker's Valley Chenin Blanc.
We are still offering the previous vintages of the Shiraz Rosé and the ever popular Revelation but the new white blend will soon be available to taste at the estate. We will also reveal a bit more information about the name of this intriguing wine soon so, in keeping with Revelation, could there be a "Genesis"?. Watch this space for more clues!