Double Gold For Perdeberg At Veritas
The 32nd annual Veritas Awards were announced at a star-studded industry event on 7 October, which saw Perdeberg Wines scoop Double Gold for The Vineyard Collection Grenache Noir 2021. Hot on the heels was The Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc 2022, The Dry Land Collection Fortitude Fortified Chenin Blanc 2021 and The Dry Land Collection Longevity Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2018, each to be awarded Gold.
A new addition to The Vineyard Collection, the Grenache Noir 2021 is sourced from eight-year-old dry land vineyards in the coastal region. Made in an elegant and new-world style, The Vineyard Collection Grenache Noir 2021 is suitable to enjoy on any social occasion. From the outset, the wine exudes elegance and sophistication with its new eye-catching label. Dark red in colour, the wine boasts aromas of red berries, cherries and spices – fresh and vibrant with a smooth palate.
“We couldn’t be happier with these awards, in particular receiving them on our dryland-focused premium and ultra-premium wines, which are suited to the wine enthusiast looking for that unique offering. These wines showcase Perdeberg’s diversity and confirms its reputation as the Home of Chenin Blanc™ perfectly,” says Cellar Master Albertus Louw.
This year a total of 103 Double Gold and 136 Gold medals were handed out. 1 312 entries were received, which were judged by an authoritative panel of 70 local specialists during a five-day blind tasting session.
For more information on these wines visit https://perdeberg.co.za/, or to purchase browse Perdeberg’s Online Wine Shop. These award-winning wines are also available at selected liquor outlets nationwide.
More About Perdeberg Cellar
Situated at the foothills of Paardeberg Mountain in Paarl, one of the finest wine-growing areas of the Cape, lies Perdeberg Cellar. The hallmark and most differentiating quality of Perdeberg wines is our predominant use of unirrigated vineyards, termed dry land vines. Overcoming difficult growing conditions, dry land vines yield small berries with concentrated flavour and colour, creating superior wines. The winery’s rich history dates back to 1941 when a visionary wine farmer named Jan Rossouw suggested the area’s farmers begin producing their wine. Perdeberg adopted its distinguishing name from the scores of Cape Mountain zebras that once roamed the Paardeberg area, mistaken for wild horses by local inhabitants.
With a vineyard span of over 3000 hectares, mainly in the Paarl and Swartland regions, Perdeberg benefits from different microclimates and various soil types. The natural variation of weather, soil, drainage and altitude from vineyard to vineyard enables us to produce a wide range of wines with distinct qualities and characters. In the cellar, our wines are created through the synergy of art, intuition and science to reveal the best of what has been brought in from the vineyards. We follow a wine estate-inspired process including intensive vineyard management, handpicking grapes in small crates, and small presses and maturing in barrels, to achieve exceptional quality.
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