De Grendel Scores Big in the Tim Atkin SA Report 2018
The Tim Atkin SA Report 2018 has been announced and De Grendel is incredibly proud to have not one, not two, but three wines receiving excellent results. The Tim Atkin reports offer an inside track on some of the world's most important wine regions, scoring wines using a point system with 100 being the maximum number of points a wine can receive. This year, De Grendel’s Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2017, received 94 points, our Elim Shiraz 2016 received 91 points, and our Sauvignon Blanc 2018 received 90 points.
The De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay is made from grapes grown in a vineyard established on a family farm famous for apples and pears on top of the Witzenberg Mountain in Ceres. This newly declared appellation of Ceres Plateau is situated 960 meters in altitude, with soft shale soils and extremely cold winters.
De Grendel’s Elim Shiraz 2016 is made in very small volumes exclusively for our De Grendel Loyalty Club patrons, and hails from the prized growing region of Elim, specifically planted on virgin land for the purposes of producing this wine. Those wanting to purchase the Elim Shiraz 2016 can find out how to join the De Grendel Loyalty Club here.
Our De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is lemon-green in colour with a clean nose displaying aromas of green apple, Cape gooseberry, lemon rind and fresh thyme. The palate is light-bodied with a pronounced flavour intensity of Granny Smith and lemongrass, underpinned by a lengthy finish. The lively acidity of the wine makes it an ideal companion for pan-friend calamari tubes with lemon and herbs, a crab and artichoke salad, or an asparagus, lemon thyme and goat's milk cheese tart.