De Krans excels at CAPPA
Posted on: 2014-06-20
Posted by: De Krans
De Krans Wine Cellar once again excelled at this year’s Cape Port Producers’ Association Challenge (CAPPA) receiving a gold medal for the Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2011 in the Cape Vintage category. This award follows hot on the heels of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show for which the same port was awarded the title of Best Cape Port.
The De Krans Tritonia 2011 was ranked third as one of the Top 10 Wines, with the Cape Tawny Ltd Release awarded runner-up in the Tawny Port category.
Now in its third year, CAPPA highlights the very best Cape ‘Port’ and Portuguese varietal table wines; showcasing the enviable variety and sheer quality these wines offer the consumer. The top Cape ‘Ports’ and Top 10 Portuguese varietal and blended table wines were judged by means of a blind tasting conducted by a panel of wine experts, chaired by Dave Hughes.
The De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port is a vibrant plum colour with dense aromas of prune, spice and tobacco. A fleshy, chewy mouthful of flavours, with a tannic grip, concentrated red fruit nuances, and a firm structure ensuring considerable longevity. Available from most outlets nationwide this award-winning port retails for approximately R250 per bottle. Port enthusiasts will be able to identify the CAPPA winners by the unique gold sticker on the bottle, reaffirming De Krans as one of South Africa’s leading port producers.
Reaffirming their position as one of the industry leaders for producing Portuguese varietal wines journalist Neil Pendock who was joined by fellow journalists for a tasting of niche red wines, recently ranked three De Krans wines in their top six tasted for this category. The wines which made an impression were the Touriga Naçional 2010 and 2012, and the Tinta Barocca 2012.