PLATTER’S HIGH FIVES FOR THREE STELLAR WINES FROM THE ELGIN VALLEY
It was joy and celebration for the Elgin Valley at the annual launch of the Platter’s South African Wine Guide when they scooped three 5-Star wine ratings in the 2015 edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized Platter’s wine journal.
“Three of Platter’s pinnacle 5-Star ratings is no mean feat for a small wine growing area like ours, most notably receiving two out of the four Chardonnay 5-Star ratings and one out of eight 5-Star ratings for White Blends”, commented a delighted Kevin King, Chairman of the Elgin Valley Wine Guild.
The three Elgin Valley wines honoured at the Platter’s awards ceremony are:
Iona Chardonnay 2013
“Iona Chardonnay – SA’s finest Chardonnay? 5 Star Platter’s, 96 points and Gold Medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, Gold Medal Six Nations, 94 points Jamie Goode.”
– Andrew Gunn (Iona Vineyards)-
Kershaw Elgin Clonal Selection Chardonnay 2013
“For many years I had a dream of moving to Elgin to produce clonally selected, site-specific, cool climate wines. Having made it a reality in 2012, and to be rewarded with 5 Stars for my debut 2012 Chardonnay, was a strong confirmation of my decision. The challenge is always to be able to produce the next vintage to the same standard, and that is why I am thrilled to receive 5 Stars for my 2013 Kershaw Elgin Chardonnay.”
– Richard Kershaw (Richard Kershaw Wines) –
Oak Valley Mountain Reserve White Blend 2010
“We’re absolutely thrilled with our 5-Star rating for the Oak Valley Mountain Reserve White Blend 2010. Again, it showcases the versatility of Elgin’s terroir, a region that produces some of SA’s best examples of Chardonnay and Pinot, yet also performs exceptionally well with classic Bordeaux blends. The 2010 blend comprises 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, with the Semillon component undergoing a natural fermentation in French oak.”
– Christopher Rawbone-Viljoen (Oak Valley Wines) –