De Krans garners yet more gold!

Everybody simply loves it!

The De Krans Private Cellar near Calitzdorp has again underlined its ability to produce high quality wines by walking away with no fewer than eight gold medals at major wine competitions. De Krans took 6 gold medals at the 2017 Vitis Vinifera Awards and 2 at the 2017 Michelangelo International Wine Awards.

The very popular De Krans Premium Moscato Natural Sweet Perlé 2017 was one of the six gold medal winners at the Vitis Vinifera Awards this year. This semi-sweet wine with a fizz has quickly become one of the best-selling wines from De Krans since its launch a few years ago. It serves as the perfect wine as an alternative to bubbly, the ideal food wine or just something nice to sip on at lunch (boasting a low alcohol of 8.5%). The wine has complex muscat, spicy and fruit flavours, which are surprisingly intense, especially on the aftertaste.  In the fast-growing category of moscato and natural sweet wines, even prosecco, the De Krans Moscato has undoubtedly solidified its spot at the premium end.

The second wine to be awarded gold at Vitis Vinifera was the De Krans Free Run Chenin Blanc 2017 (below), which forms part of the Classic Varietal Range. This very drinkable Chenin Blanc has definitely more fruit than acidity while still presenting with the freshness a Chenin should have.  The fruit salad flavours include passion fruit, guava and banana, with a hint of lime to add some balance.


The Portuguese style range also once again fared very well, with both the Touriga Nacional 2016 and Tinta Roriz 2016 winning gold awards. The Touriga Nacional is a complex full-bodied wine with fruit, dark chocolate and a smooth finish. The Tinta Roriz shows more savoury spice and earthiness with complex flavours like coriander, vanilla and cassis. Both these wines pair well with red meat, especially venison.

The two Garden Route Wines, made at De Krans, from grapes grown on the foothills of the Outeniqua mountains near George, the Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and the Garden Route Pinot Noir 2016 both won gold at Vitis Vinifera. The cooler climate and higher altitude vineyards create the perfect conditions to produce quality Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

What makes the Vitis Vinifera Awards unique is the fact that it embraces the phrase: “For the people by the people”.  Wines are tasted blind by every day consumers, who make up the judging panel, with the requirement of having a certain level of professional wine background and/or experience. This competition focusses more on excellent quality wines sold at reasonable prices, instead of focusing on exclusive and high-end wines only.

De Krans also won two gold medals at the 2017 Michelangelo Wine Awards for its Cape Vintage Reserve 2014 (left) and Muscat de Frontignan 2017, solidifying the fact that De Krans Wines is much more than just a quality port-style producer, but it is also a producer of quality wines across the whole wine spectrum.

All these wines are available from De Krans, as well as selected retail outlets countrywide. For more information on De Krans and its superb wine offering, visit www.dekrans.co.za.

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