De Grendel Wines Shines in the 2023 Tim Atkin South African Report
De Grendel Wines, an emblem of excellence in South African winemaking, is thrilled to announce outstanding scores in the highly regarded 2023 Tim Atkin South African Report. Released on September 5, 2023, by the renowned British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, this report has once again recognised De Grendel's dedication to producing exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Ceres Plateau, shining the spotlight on all three wines in De Grendel’s Op Die Berg range.
The 2023 Tim Atkin South African Report highlights the remarkable quality of South African wines, and De Grendel has taken centre stage with five of its remarkable creations garnering impressive scores. These accolades demonstrate the winery's unwavering commitment to crafting wines of distinction.
The standout De Grendel wines featured in the report are as follows:
De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay 2022 – 95 points: A true gem in De Grendel's portfolio, this Chardonnay from the Ceres Plateau reveals the winery's prowess in producing world-class white wines. It also scooped a Double Gold at the recent Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Competition.
De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2021 – 92 points: With its complexity and depth, this Pinot Noir is a true reflection of the Ceres Plateau's unique character.
De Grendel Op Die Berg Syrah 2022 – 93 points: A wine that embodies the essence of the Ceres Plateau, and the newest addition to the Op Die Berg range, this Syrah has received the recognition it truly deserves multiple times.
De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2021 – 92 points: A testament to the Pinotage grape's potential, this wine showcases the elegance and complexity of De Grendel's winemaking.
De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2022 – 91 points: Crisp and refreshing, this Sauvignon Blanc captures the essence of Sauvignon Blanc and showcases De Grendel's mastery in white winemaking. The wine was also awarded a Double Gold medal in the prestigious Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Award, announced just a day prior to the release of Tim Atkin’s South African Report.
Tim Atkin, a British Master of Wine and respected authority in the wine world, spent extensive time evaluating and scoring wines from across South Africa. His report serves as a benchmark for the industry and is highly anticipated by wine enthusiasts and industry professionals worldwide.
Charles Hopkins, Cellar Master at De Grendel, expressed his gratitude for the recognition: "We are thrilled with the exceptional scores our wines received in the 2023 Tim Atkin South African Report. This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our entire team and the incredible terroir of the Ceres Plateau. We will continue to strive for excellence and innovation in our winemaking."
De Grendel Wines invites wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts to experience these outstanding wines firsthand. The award-winning selections are available at the De Grendel Wine Estate in Cape Town at their fine dining restaurant, at their tasting room, online, and through select retailers.