Kumkani Sauvignon Blanc is tops
The wine which has received a record rating of 4 stars by Wine magazine for all three vintages of the Lanner Hill released thus far, was recently also crowned the best Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa at the SA Terroir Wine Awards. Its red counterpart, the Kumkani Cradle Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, has been equally successful, winning gold at the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles competition earlier this year. The Kumkani Lanner Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2005 and 2007 vintages both scored 4½ in the John Platter Wine Guide.
The grapes for this expressive Sauvignon Blanc were harvested from David Tullie’s farm, Lanner Hill, in the Groenekloof ward in Darling. The full-bodied wine boasts with ripe gooseberry flavours and has a crisp, lingering finish.
Executive director of winemaking, Nicky Versfeld, said: “Kumkani Lanner Hill is a deserving recipient of this award – 2007 was an exceptional vintage and shows the very best Sauvignon Blanc characteristics. We are delighted that this wine continues to go from strength to strength.”
Brand and business development manager for SA, Johan Erasmus, said: “This award, together with all previous awards, once again confirms the recognition Kumkani enjoys within the industry and the market place for its superlative and consistent quality. These wines are a testament to the passion with which they are crafted and we are very proud to be able to share them with consumers.”