W 3.1KBCape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017

Important dates to remember:

  • Entries open: 20 April
  • Entries close: 10 May
  • Delivery of wine samples: 11 May
  • Award ceremony and publication of the results: Early June

Rules:

  1. Wines must be certified as South African. Only Bordeaux-style red blends will be accepted, with the style defined as wines made from two or more of the following varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot (NO OTHER VARIETIES PERMITTED).
  2. Wines must be specifically labelled as blends (no wines labelled as single variety but containing a fraction of the others allowed).
  3. Wines entered must be current release or soon to be released (minimum stock requirement: 100 x 6 bottles). Producers may enter as many different wines as they see fit.
  4. In the event a wine rates well, 6 bottles must be supplied for free to be served at the awards function in June.

An entry sample takes the form of two bottles plus the entry form and a technical analysis sheet. Samples must be delivered to 44 Liesbeek Road, Rosebank, Cape Town between 08h30 and 15h00 on Thursday 11 May. LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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