There’s no stopping De Krans at the 2022 NWC/Top 100 SA Wines
De Krans, widely known as being one of SA’s leading port-style wine producers, recently welcomed the wonderful news of having earned top praise at the 2022 National Wine Challenge Awards/ Top 100 SA Wines.
Not only did their Cape Vintage Reserve 2019 port-style wine scoop the title of Wine of the Year in the Sweet category, but it was also named the Champion Best in Class in the Grand Cru National category. The Cape Vintage Reserve 2019 was awarded Double Platinum as well as a spot on the sought-after Top 100 SA Wines for 2022, with the Tinta Roriz 2019 and Touriga Nacional 2020 each receiving a Double Gold award. The results were announced on 1 June.
Winemaker Christoff de Wet describes the Cape Vintage Reserve 2019 as being a dark black in colour with a plum red rim. On the nose the wine is beautifully aromatic with ripe red berry, cherry, violet and dark chocolate flavours. Your first sip of this award-winning port reminds you of ripe dark fruits such as plums, mulberries, and blackcurrants. A well-rounded port with smooth dark chocolate undertones and firm tannins holds the promise of a fortified wine guaranteed to mature for at least 30 years. Savour on its own or enjoy with a selection of well matured cheeses. Available from most outlets nationwide at R375 per bottle.
The full-bodied Tinta Roriz 2019 has a vibrant nose of red fruits and spices. A complex earthy bouquet with roasted coriander, vanilla and cassis. On the palate the wine showcases flavours of savoury spice and earthiness, intermingled with soft red fruit flavours and chewy tannins. At R110 per bottle this wine is a very interesting, unusual grape variety to entertain friends. Serve with roasted lamb chops, Springbok carpaccio or pan-seared Kudu steaks. Good with all savoury dishes.
Last but not least the Touriga Nacional 2020, which Christoff describes as being a beautiful dark plum red, with complex flavours of dark berries, violets and cacao. The aromas are further enhanced with sweet dark cherry, white pepper and toasted oak flavours. The perfect wine to serve with venison on a cold Winter’s night. Also pairs perfect with roasted lamb shank and springbok carpaccio. Available from the farm at R130 per bottle.