Five Stars for De Krans Muscat Blanc
De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp along the Route 62, has received a 5-star rating for its Muscat Blanc 2022 in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2023, due for release this month. Furthermore, this wine was also named Dessert Wine of the Year. The results were announced on Thursday, 17 November at an event held in Cape Town, which was attended by producers and media.
In addition to this prestigious rating De Krans received five 4 ½ stars and three 4 star-ratings for the following wines in its range:
- Cape Vintage Reserve 2020 (4 ½ stars)
- Cape Vintage 2020 (4 ½ stars)
- Cape Tawny Limited Release (4 ½ stars)
- Tritonia Verdelho 2021 (4 ½ stars)
- Touriga Nacional 2020 (4 ½ stars)
- Tinta Roriz 2020 (4 stars)
- Premium Cape Ruby (4 stars)
- The Original Espresso (4 stars)
According to winemaker Christoff de Wet the Muscat Blanc (also known as White Muscadel) has a beautiful lush golden yellow colour, with a slight greent tint. On the nose the Muscat flavours are complemented by an abundance of fresh ripe fruits of peach, litchis and spring blossoms. The palate holds the promise of sweet, but fresh soft fruits as Muscat flavours fill the palate and the wine explodes in your mouth with beautiful balance and integrated acidity and alcohol. Perfect on its own or serve with dessert, nuts and dried fruit. Available directly from the farm at R120 per bottle.
Another range in the De Krans portfolio are the Garden Route wines, where the wines are made from grapes grown in cooler climate areas, such as the Upper Langkloof ward (situated 600 metres above sea level and less than 20km from the Indian Ocean) and the mountainous Kammanassie area in the Klein Karoo. Launched in 2011, the portfolio currently comprises a Sauvignon Blanc and a Shiraz, of which both were acknowledged in the latest guide. The Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2022 received 4½ stars, while the Garden Route Shiraz 2020 received a 4-star rating.