De Krans brings home four gold medals

De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp, has excelled in bringing home no less than four gold medals at two of South Africa’s most prestigious wine competitions.

The De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2016 and Touriga Nacional 2014 each received gold medals at the 2016 Michelangelo International Wine Awards, with the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Ports 2013 and 2014, each receiving gold at the 2016 Veritas Awards.

A wine of Origin of Calitzdorp winemaker Louis van der Riet describes the De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2016 as displaying aromas of ripe tropical fruits with a hint of lime and flintiness. A fresh fruity wine with a well-rounded smooth structure and lingering aftertaste. Adopting a hands on approach from grape to bottle Louis only used free-run juice to produce the wine, which results in well-rounded and lingering aftertaste. Earlier this year the same wine was also awarded Gold at the Vitis Vinifera Awards.

A dry red wine, the De Krans Touriga Nacional 2014 is produced from grapes grown on the farm and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. A deep dark colour the wine displays intense fruit flavours of blackberries, violets and spice. A four-star rated wine in the 2016 Platter’s Wine Guide as well earning a spot on the SA Top 100 Wines list, Louis recommends serving this award-winning wine with a succulent ostrich fillet or any other game dish.

De Krans is already well-known for its outstanding quality port wines, so it was no surprise that the 2013 and 2014 Cape Vintage Reserve Port both won Gold medals at the 2016 Veritas Awards. The 2013 vintage earned a 5-star rating in the 2016 Platter’s Wine Guide while the 2014 vintage was named the SA Champion Port at the 2014 SA Young Wine Show.

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