Six Platter’s 5-star ratings for three Elgin Valley producers in the 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Six Platter’s 5-star ratings for three Elgin Valley producers in the 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

WINES OF ELGIN EXCEL WITH SIX PLATTER’S 5-STAR RATINGS

Six Platter’s 5-star ratings for three Elgin Valley producers in the 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide affirm the Valley’s claim that ‘Wines of Elgin – Cool Climate Wines Just Taste Better’ and deliver excellence across the varietal range.

“Despite the polemic, perhaps spurred on by it, the annual announcement of the Platter 5* wines remains one of the mostly keenly anticipated dates on the wine calendar. That Elgin, as a relatively small region, again has produced a number of top rated examples is evidence that the collective focus on quality cool climate wine production is bearing fruit. Well done to all!”

 

  • Michael White (Chairman of Wines of Elgin)

Werner Muller winemaker Iona James Downes owner of Shannon Vineyards Richard Kershaw Winemaker and owner of Richard Kershaw Wines

 

The six Elgin Valley wines honoured at the 2017 Platter’s awards ceremony are:

 

  • Iona Chardonnay 2015
  • Solace Syrah 2014

 

“We are delighted with the ongoing recognition and support of our wines, a real testament to the beautiful climate we experience on Iona and the huge contribution from all involved, specifically the unsung heroes, our vineyard workers, whose daily commitment and hard work ensure perfect grapes arrive in the cellar.” 

– Andrew Gunn (Iona Vineyards)

www.iona.co.za

 

 

  • Kershaw Elgin Clonal Selection Syrah 2014
  • Kershaw Deconstructed Chardonnay Lake District Bokkeveld Shales CY95 2015

 

“I have long championed Elgin as South Africa’s premier cool climate wine producing region and I am overjoyed that the quality of my Elgin clonal wines has been recognised and rewarded yet again this year with 5 stars for my 2014 Kershaw Elgin Clonal Selection Syrah and my 2015 Kershaw Deconstructed Chardonnay Lake District Bokkeveld Shales CY95, along with 4½ stars for a further 6 of my wines.”

– Richard Kershaw (Richard Kershaw Wines) –

richardkershawwines.co.za

 

  • Shannon Semillon 2015
  • Shannon Mount Bullet 2013

“We are delighted that both our Mount Bullet 2013 and Semillon 2015 have been lauded with 5 stars in Platter’s, affirming that cool-climate Elgin delivers excellence across the varietal range. Again the Mount Bullet, a 100%, 5-way clonal Merlot blend has been rewarded with 5 star status, something that not many Merlots have achieved. The recognition for our Semillon also highlights the exciting style for this variety from cooler climates. Huge credit to the combined efforts of the vineyard and winemaking teams in realising this achievement.”

– James Downes (Shannon Vineyards) –

www.shannonwines.com.

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