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And the 2019 Sommeliers Selection winners are...

The 2019 list of wines, beer and gin in the Sommeliers Selection has been announced.
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The Sommeliers Selection is the only South African wine competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s top sommeliers, in categories fashioned around the perfect varietals for both a restaurant wine menu and to accompany food.

This year, more than 400 wines from the country's top wine estates were entered into the contest.

Winning wines, beer and gin come from more than 60 farms with stand-out wines including the Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2018, Plaisir de Merle Grand Plaisir 2014, Idiom Bordeaux Blend 2015, Villiera Wines Tradition Brut NV, Peter Falke Wines Méthode Cap Classique 2013 and, in the craft beer category, the Cape Brewing Company's Mandarina Bavaria IPA.


And the Sommeliers Selection 2019 winners are…


Economically Savvy Whites

  • Bonnievale Wines The River Collection Chardonnay 2019
  • Montagu Winery Chenin Blanc 2019
  • Laborie Sauvignon Blanc 2019
  • Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc 2019
  • Trizanne Signature Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2019
  • De Kleine Wijn Koöp Klipkers Wit 2019
  • Zevenwacht Wine Estate The Tin Mine 2018

Economically Savvy Reds

  • Arra Wines Cape Blend 2013
  • Bonnievale Wines Bonnievale River Collection Pinotage 2018
  • Flagstone Winery Treaty Tree Cabernet Malbec Merlot 2017
  • Flagstone Winery Truth Tree Pinotage 2017

Economically Savvy Pinks

  • Anthonij Rupert Wyne Protea Dry Rosé 2019

Economically Savvy Fizz

  • D'Aria Winery Love Song Pinot Noir 2018

Fresh and Crunchy - Whites

  • Villiera Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2019
  • De Grendel Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2019
  • Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2019
  • Groote Post Vineyards Seasalter 2019

Elegant and Classy - Whites

  • Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista 2017
  • Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2017
  • Highlands Road Wines Chardonnay 2017
  • uniWines Daschbosch Steen 2017
  • Shannon Vineyards Triangle Block 2017
  • Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2018
  • Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  • Kaapzicht Wine Estate Kliprug Chenin Blanc 2018
  • Groot Constantia Wine Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  • Botha Kelder Amyah Chenin Blanc 2018
  • Botha Kelder Amyah Chardonnay 2018
  • Creation Wines Reserve Chardonnay 2018
  • Anthonij Rupert Wyne Cape of Good Hope Serruria Chardonnay 2017

Voluptuous and Rich - Whites

  • Perdeberg Cellar The Dry Land Collection Rossouw's Heritage 2017
  • De Wet Wine Cellar Chardonnay 2018
  • The Bridge of Hope Wines Chardonnay 2018
  • Ken Forrester Wines The FMC 2018

Luscious and Aromatic - Whites

  • Zevenwacht Wine Estate Gewürztraminer 2016
  • M'hudi Wines Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2017
  • Groote Post Vineyards
  • Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017
  • Lothian Vineyards Riesling - Vineyard Selection 2018

Pinks

  • Boschendal The Rose Garden Rosé 2019
  • Vrede en Lust Jess Rosé 2019

Fresh and Crunchy - Reds

  • Wildehurst Wines Cinsault 2017

Elegant and Classy - Reds

  • Quoin Rock Wines Namysto Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  • The High Road Classique 2015
  • Jason's Hill Private Cellar Izak Reserve 2015
  • Stofberg Family Vineyards Le Belle Rebelle Mariette Syrah 2015
  • Quoin Rock Wines Shiraz 2015
  • Quoin Rock Wines Red Blend 2015
  • Vrede en Lust Lady J Syrah 2016
  • Iona Solace 2016
  • Waverley Hills De Huijsbosch 2017
  • Aslina Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
  • La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2017
  • Groot Constantia Wine Estate Gouverneurs Reserve 2017
  • Babylonstoren Babel 2018
  • Elgin Vintners Ridgelands Pinot Noir 2018
  • Mischa Estate Malbec Limited Edition 2018
  • Plaisir de Merle Grand Plaisir 2014

Voluptuous and Rich - Reds

  • Brampton Wines Brampton Roxton 2015
  • Old Road Wine Co. The Butcher and Cleaver 2015
  • Idiom Bordeaux Blend 2015
  • Lourensford Wine Estate Chrysalis Red Blend 2015
  • Peter Falke Wines PF Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
  • Elgin Vintners Ridgelands Syrah 2016
  • Flagstone Winery Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
  • Wildekrans Wine Estate Cape Blend Barrel Select Reserve 2016
  • Tokara Directors Reserve Red 2016
  • De Grendel Wines Amandelboord Pinotage 2017
  • Wildekrans Wine Estate Pinotage Barrel Select Reserve 2016
  • Creation Wines Reserve Syrah 2017

Pale Fizz

  • Villiera Wines Tradition Brut NV
  • Hout Bay Vineyards Klasiek MCC 2016

Rosé Fizz

  • Villiera Wines Tradition Brut Rosé NV

Vintage Fizz

  • Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut MCC 2013
  • La Motte Méthode Cap Classique Brut 2016
  • Peter Falke Wines Méthode Cap Classique 2013

Stickies and Fortified Wines

  • Constantia Nectar Natural Sweet Wine 2009
  • Piekenierskloof Wine Company Straw Wine 2017

Craft Spirits

  • Bartinney Private Cellar The Tempest Gin Autumn

Craft Beer

  • Cape Brewing Company Lite Lager
  • Cape Brewing Company Lager
  • Hoghouse Brewing company Haybale/Saison
  • Stellenbosch Brewing Company Whaow! Imperial Stout
  • Cape Brewing Company Amber Weiss
  • Cape Brewing Company Mandarina Bavaria IPA

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