Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report 2017

By , 30 August 2017

W is pleased to release the fifth annual Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report (previously known as the White Hot Wine Awards). There were 38 blends entered from 34 producers while for the first time, Wooded Sauvignon Blanc was included, and here we had 18 examples from 15 producers.

Wines to rate 90 points or higher on the 100-point quality scale were as follows:

Bizoe Henriëtta 2016
Gabrielskloof The Landscape Series Magdalena 2016
Highlands Road Sine Cera 2015
Nederburg Private Bin D252 Sauvginon Blanc Semillon 2016
Nitida Coronata Integration 2016 (BEST OVERALL)

Benguela Cove Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2016
Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista 2015
Fairview Drie Papens Fontein Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound White 2015
Stellenzicht The Ratio 2015

David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner The Bowline 2015

Celestina Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
Constantia Glen TWO 2016
Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
Delaire Graff White Reserve 2015
Glenwood Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve White 2015
Iona One Man Band 2016
Kevin King Bassey 2015
Nitida Coronata Integration 2015
Vergelegen GVB White 2014
Zorgvliet Simoné 2016

Wooded Sauvignon Blanc
Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015
Marianne 2016

Stark-Condé Round Mountain 2016

Klein Constantia Perdeblokke 2016

Authentique 2016
Glendirk 2016
Jordan The Outlier  2016
Klein Constantia Block 361 & 372 2015
Mulderbosch 1000 Miles 2015
Neil Ellis Amica 2016
Nitida Wild Child 2016

As producer of the best wine overall, Nitida won a new 225-litre barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain.

To read the tasting report in full, download the following: Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend Wooded Sauvignon Report 2017

To view a photo album of the awards function, CLICK HERE.


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