South Africa – Uva Mira Winery - South Africa  www.uvamira.co.za
“Best South African Wine Producer Of The Year “

The Best Chardonnay in the World”

INTERNATIONAL WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETETION (LONDON) 2006

High Altitude mountain vineyards sites (620meters above sea level) on the slopes ofthe Helderberg Mountain in Stellenbosch.Deep and rich, layered aromas of dark berry fruit, spice and some chocolate notes. Palate is elegant, medium-bodied but well balanced.Concentrated black fruit on entry matched by firm but elegant tannins.
 

Uva Mira Sauvignon Blanc

Highest Sauvignon Blanc vineyards on the slopes of the Helderberg in the Stellenbosh region. Mouth-watering aromas of gooseberry, lime, minerals and passionfruit with herbaceous overtones.  The palate has exceptional richness, with dense layers of exciting pineapple, grapefruit and ripe gooseberry flavours leading to a lively and crisp everlasting finish.
Award – Grand D’Or Double Gold – Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2007

Uva Mira Merlot/Cabernet
Deep and bright rugby-red. Black cherry, dark raspberry and violets on the nose. Very fresh with fine floral, spick, and dense red berry fruit. The finish is a combination of dense red berry fruit finishing with layers of lingering complexity.



Uva Mira Chardonnay
Highest single chardonnay vineyard on the slopes of the Helderberg in the Stellenbosh region.  Aromas of pineapple, white peach and dusty minerals, plus a whiff of hazelnut.  Cool but dense flavors of white peach and citrus with creamy element adding complexity.  A mineral finish with intense flavors that linger forever on the paltate.

Diamond Award – Winemakers Choice Wine Awards 2007


 

Glenwood Estates Winery   - South Africa    

www.glenwoodvineyards.co.za

Chardonnay Vigneron’s Reserve 2006

The 2006 vintage of our Chardonnay Vigneron’s Reserve exceeds the high standards set by prior vintages. This wine shows outstanding oak and fruit integration. It delivers a full, rich, buttery mouthfeel of almonds and vanilla with a lingering aftertaste of smoky peach and citrus fruits.
Syrah Vigneron's Selection

Deep ruby red color with inviting warm aromas of vanilla mixed with spice and red current fruit. This full bodied wine provides a rounded mouth-feel with elegant, rich flavors and soft, integrated tannins. This wine portrays the true character of the carefully selected vineyard site.
Shiraz

The vines from which these grapes were picked are ten years old and achieve top viticultural honors in 2006, having been awarded a Gold Medal in the annual Vinpro Block Evaluation competition. An opulent, full-bodied wine with supple, vibrant fruit and oak tannins with spicy, white pepper and smoky, jammy aromas.
Merlot

An elegant medium-bodied wine with rich, intense layers of chocolate, creamy mulberry fruit and subtle tannins with a hint of mint on the finish.
Sauvignon Blanc

This 2007 Sauvignon Blanc shows pale hues which belie the capture of intense, primary fruit. Reductive winemaking has lead to a richly textured, natural, balanced verve; laced with notes of capsicum and passion-fruit and a classic, zingy finish. Serve as a refreshing aperitif or as a sublime match with salads, seafood and pasta dishes.
Chardonnay Unwooded

The 2007 vintage of our Unwooded Chardonnay shows intense layers of citrus with a subtle note of green apple on the finish. Excellent as an elegant aperitif or with sushi, Mediterranean and Thai dishes.



Eagles Cliff  – South Africa    -          
www.eaglescliff.co.za

 

        

Eagles Cliff Reserve Shiraz 2003

Dark ruby in colour and complex-flavoured with cherry and pepper flavours. a well-integrated wine with spicy toasted oak flavours. Full-bodied, smooth and complex. Matured in small French oak barrels.

Bronze Medal – Veritas Awards 2006
Bronze Medal – International Wine Challenge 2007

        

Eagles Cliff Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Distinctive and pleasant varietal berry and oakwood flavours. Soft, ripe and mouth-filling. Medium to full-bodied wine. Elegant and lingering. Matured in small French oak barrels.

Silver Medal – Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2007
Silver Medal – Selections Mondiales Des Vins Canada 2007

Silver Medal & Best in Class – International Wine & Spirits Competition (UK) 2007
Seal of Approval – Swiss International Air lines Awards 2007

        

Eagles Cliff Reserve Chardonnay 2005

Spicy, fruit salad nose. Palate showing citrus and peach flavours with a lightly wooded toasty, buttery well-balanced, intense long finish

Best Value Wine Awards 2007


                                                  

Groenland Wines
  - South Africa
http://www.groenland.co.za/

        

Groenland Shiraz 2005

The wine is upfront on the nose with attractive aromas of vanilla, lanolin and milk chocolate. The palate follows through with ripe, purple fruit, cappuccino, cloves and cinnamon on the middle palate, ending off with whiffs of cigar box.  The wine is incredibly soft and smooth with well-integrated wood and a medium finish. It is a well-made wine, which should keep well for at least another two or three years.  Will drink well on its own or with light-bodied red meats like lamb cutlets, smoked cold meats or tomato-based pasta dishes. 


        

Groenland Premium Antoinette Mare 2005

A well-structured blend, combining the specific characteristics of each of the components to form a full, complex wine. Hints of vanilla, chocolate and woodsmoke on the nose are followed by layers of fruit in this deep-red wine.
 
Named after Kosie and Heléne Steenkamp’s two daughters, this special blend is made from selected="true" grapes from Stellenbosch in the Western Cape and matured in 100% new oak barrels for 24 months.


        

Groenland Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Full-bodied, fruity wine with black pepper and berries on the nose, well blended in with chocolate flavours from maturing in oak The tannins are well structured and in perfect harmony.

SAA Listing 2008
Swiss International Airlines Wine Award - Bronze Award
Wine Magazine 2007 - Best Value Wine Award

        

Groenland Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Full-bodied, fruity wine with black pepper and berries on the nose, well blended in with chocolate flavours from maturing in oak The tannins are well structured and in perfect harmony.

SAA Listing 2008
Swiss International Airlines Wine Award - Bronze Award
Wine Magazine 2007 - Best Value Wine Award

        

 Groenland Vintages Antoinette Marie 2005
The Classic Collection, WO Stellenbosch

A Gold Medal winner at South Africa's Veritas awards in 2008, the Antoinette Marié is named for the two daughters of co-owners Kosie and Heléne Steenkamp. Kosie Steenkamp also acts as winemaker and co-viticulturalist with his brother, Piet. A blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this vibrant and well-balanced cuvée features deeply delicous black fruit with hints of spice, vanilla, cocoa and smoke.

Veritas 2008 Gold Winner

        

Groenland Vintages Shiraz 2004 
The Classic Collection, WO Stellenbosch  

TASTING NOTE: 2004 in usual New World style; lots of fruit richness and sweet vanilla oak ... very pleasant now (and soon) ...

Score -
3 Stars (out of 5).
(Mzokhona Mvemve,
John Platter South African Wines, 2007)
 



                             

Brandvlei Winery – South Africa
http://www.brandvlei.co.za/

        

BC WINES RUBY CABERNET/MERLOT 2006
 
Ruby red, medium-full award winning wine with combined oak and berry flavours. This is a blend of 60% Ruby Cabernet and 40% Merlot.
The wine is fermented with French oak chips that contribute to the complexity of the wine, without being dominant.

Veritas 2007 – Bronze

        

BC WINES BACCHANTE 2008

This is a light and fruity semi-sweet white wine blend of Chenin Blanc and Colombar grapes. The Colombar especially contributes to the fruitiness of this wine.

ACCOLADES
Veritas 2007 - Silver

        

BC WINES CHARDONNAY 2007

A complex wine with citrus aromas. Chardonnay is a versatile cultivar well adapted to the warmer regions. Various wine styles can be produced from this cultivar with Brandvlei Chardonnay being unique with no wood maturing or contact. This results in a full and complex wine with lots of fruity bouquets. The grapes are harvested at higher sugar levels that produce the higher alcohol and fuller wines. Serve the wine cold and enjoy with spicy meals

        

BC WINES CHENIN BLANC 2008

A light and fruity wine for any occasion. Brandvlei Winery uses a selection program to identify, manage and harvest the best of the Chenin Blanc vineyards. The end product is wines of high quality and lots of fruity bouquets. It is especially the guava flavour that comes prominent in these selected wines.

Veritas 2007 - Silver

        

BC WINES SAUVIGNON BLANC 2008

A classic, delicate, fruit driven wine. This wine is traditionally one of Brandvlei's top sellers. It is a delicate wine with hints of all the well-known flavours of this cultivar, like asparagus, green peppers.

Wine Magazine - Best Value 2008