De Krans Wines once again proved to be a force to be reckoned with, scooping two Double Gold and a Gold at this year’s Veritas Awards. Double Gold was awarded to the Cape Vintage Reserve 2016 and 2017, respectively, with Gold medal awarded to the Muscat de Frontignan 2019.

Regarded as SA’s premier wine competition, the 2019 Veritas Awards awarded 1 411 medals in total this year, of which 76 were Double Gold and 198 Gold. The judging panel comprised five international and 95 local specialists, who spent a gruelling five days judging the wines by means of a blind tasting session.

With a string of awards already under its ‘belt’ the Cape Vintage Reserve (including being nominated Best Fortified Wine in SA by Tim Atkin twice in a row, De Krans’ flagship port-style wine spent 20 months in a big oak vat and has a dark colour with a plum red rim. A big wine full of ripe dark fruit notes of plum, mulberry and black currents. Well-rounded, with smooth dark chocolate undertones and firm tannins, resulting in a wine that will mature well over 30 years. A port-style wine to savour on its own, or enjoy with well matured cheeses.

A Platinum Award winner at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine Awards, the 2019 Muscat de Frontignan is a lush golden yellow colour with hints of green, and displays typical Muscat flavours on the nose with an abundance of fresh ripe fruit such as peach, litchis and spring blossoms. On the palate the wine delivers a syrupy sweet fresh finish with an explosion of Muscat flavours in the mouth. This results in a wine with perfect balance, integrated acidity and alcohol. Perfect on its own or with dessert, nuts and dried fruit. Available off the farm only, this award-winning wine will no doubt make for interesting conversation at your next social gathering.

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Photo caption: Christoff de Wet, winemaker at De Krans

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