The Veritas Awards is one of South Africa’s most prestigious consumer-oriented wine competitions run by the industry for the industry.
“Achieving Double Gold for De Grendel Shiraz 2015 was particularly rewarding for me. This was a fantastic vintage and we managed to produce one of the best Shirazes we have ever made,” says De Grendel cellarmaster Charles Hopkins. “Analyses on last year's juice indicated lower nitrogen levels. This also reflected in the vineyards with less vigorous growth as well as smaller clusters and berries. A definite plus for red wine colour and quality,” he says.
The Double Gold winner, De Grendel Shiraz 2015, is available online at www.degrendel.co.za, at the De Grendel Tasting Room and at the De Grendel Restaurant.
De Grendel Double Gold, Gold and Silver Veritas 2016 winners:
De Grendel Shiraz 2015 – Double Gold
De Grendel Shiraz 2014 – Gold
De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2015 – Silver
De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – Silver
De Grendel Brut MCC 2014 – Silver
De Grendel Rubaiyat 2013 – Silver
De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2008 – Silver
De Grendel Shiraz 2005 – Silver