Douglas Green’s Vineyard Creations Chenin Blanc 2010 has confirmed its celebrity status winning a gold medal at the Michelangelo International Awards on Friday. It was joined by the Vineyard Creations Chardonnay 2010 making it a double whammy for Douglas Green’s white wines.
“The 2010 Chenin Blanc has quite a reputation,” says Douglas Green Oenologist Jaco Potgieter.”It has done us proud locally and internationally with a string of awards this year.”
“This is a charming unwooded wine with all that deliciously generous passion fruit, ripe melon, yellow apple and honeysuckle that you might expect of a Chenin Blanc from the Perdeberg area. I am very pleased with the consistent performance of this 2010 vintage across the board, reinforcing the consistency and value for money that we strive for with Douglas Green.”
“The performance of our Chardonnay 2010 is also pleasing. This is a very lightly wooded style with a focused core of tropical fruit enhanced by a creamy complexity and great body from extended fine lees contact. It’s a very attractive wine at a very attractive price,” says Jaco.
The 15th Michelangelo International Wine Awards attracted a record number of entries from 226 producers. Douglas Green is delighted to claim 2 of only 176 Gold medals awarded y the prestigious panel of 15 international wine judges.
Vineyard Creations Chenin Blanc 2010 and Chardonnay 2010 are widely available from major grocers and fine wine retailers at around R35.00.