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Kumkani reigns supreme at the SA Terroir Wine Awards
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Kumkani added to its already impressive awards tally when Lanner Hill Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2007 was named the best Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa at the SA Terroir Wine Awards.
Kumkani Lanner Hill Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2007 was also named the best white wine in the Swartland/Darling district and ward sub-category. Grapes for this wine are sourced from David Tullie’s farm, Lanner Hill, which is idyllically situated so that the cool climate helps to produce a wine with a complex nose and distinct character. The result is an expressive Sauvignon Blanc which is best enjoyed chilled with game or succulent lamb dishes.
The SA Terroir Wine Awards aim to honour wines which epitomise and reflect the inherent characteristics of our diverse wine growing regions. The judges were acclaimed wine tasters Charl Theron, Dave Hughes, Clive Torr, David Biggs and Susan Wessels.
Kumkani has won numerous medals local and international competitions this year, such as the Decanter World Wine Awards, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Swiss International Airline Awards, the International Wine Challenge and the Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada.
Kumkani winemaker, Nicky Versfeld, said: “Creating a winning wine doesn’t require a secret recipe – it’s simply a combination of terroir, and teamwork between the grower, viticulturist and winemaker. By doing the basic things right and paying attention to detail from the vineyard to the bottling process, we ended up with a unique wine, namely the Kumkani Lanner Hill Sauvignon Blanc.”