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13 Sep

Michelangelo double gold for Welgegund Pinotage affirms unique approach

Written by  Wellington Tourism

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Monday, 13 September 2010

 

Michelangelo double gold for Welgegund Pinotage affirms unique approach

Welgegund Pinotage 2009, a wine noted for its unusual flavour profile, was awarded one of only two double gold medals won by Pinotage at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2010.

Produced by Welgegund winemaker Daniel Langenhoven, the Pinotage has stumped seasoned palates locally and abroad; its dried herb, buchu and blueberry a vast departure from the cassis, cherry, banana and plum generally attributed to well-made Pinotage.

 

Like all of the wines on Welgegund, a 50 hectare farm outside Wellington, the Pinotage has been made in tiny quantity; a total of 3,000 bottles produced for the 2009 vintage. Additional wines from the farm include four-star Platter guide laureate Chiara white blend 2009; and Ricco 2009, a Mediterranean blend due for release in 2010.

 

The Michelangelo International Wine Awards attracted 1,400 entries this year, of which 28 were awarded double gold. The additional double gold medal for a Pinotage was awarded to Altydgedacht estate.

 

Further information about the Welgegund wines can be found on the website, www.welgegund.co.za; or the Welgegund Facebook page.

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