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Topical pic: Cape Point Vineyards Semillon – gone but not forgotten

CPV's marketin manager Lizanne van der Spuy

The single variety bottling of Semillon from Cape Point Vineyards has enjoyed great success at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show: the 2005 winning the trophy for best in class and the 2003 gold in 2007 (the same year this winery emerged as most successful producer overall); the 2005 a museum trophy last year and the 2006 doing the same this year. Regardless, the 2008 was the last vintage made, the wine subsequently discontinued, Sem on its own a difficult sell and the variety more useful to winemaker Duncan Savage as a blending component..


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