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Driehoek’s 2014 Shiraz declared a winner at the International 2017 Syrah du Monde competition in France!

Since its first release (the 2009 Driehoek Shiraz) all the Driehoek wines have won major awards – see tasting notes below.

The big one, though, came in May 2017 when the 2014 Driehoek Shiraz was awarded a gold medal and won first place at the prestigious annual Syrah du Monde competition in the heart of the Rhone Valley in France, beating 372 entries from 26 countries. Read more about this great achievement at:

http://www.topwinesa.com/?p=11982 and
www.syrah-du-monde.com/pages/20_result/index.en.html

Previous Driehoek Champions

Driehoek 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

New York: 28 Judges, 29 Airlines, one winner – SAA’s Business Class serves best white wine in the world – Driehoek Sauvignon Blanc 2011!

Entered into the competition as a result of being served on SAA premier class international flights,   the Driehoek 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (only Driehoek’s second harvest after vines were planted for the first time in 2006) was awarded the TOP White Wine served in Business Class by major airlines in August 2012 in New York at Global Traveler’s Wine on the Wing Competition. In the process, Driehoek defeated some well-known brands from the major wine producing countries and assisted South African Airways in finishing a close second in the International Business Class Top Five airlines.For more on this see:

http://www.globaltravelerusa.com/wines-on-the-wing-2012/ and
http://www.hotelandrestaurant.co.za/tourism/saas-business-class-serves-best-white-wine-in-the-world/

Driehoek 2012 Shiraz

Driehoek Shiraz 2012 wins Gold Outstanding at the 2015 IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition) in London, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious competitions! Gold Outstanding is the highest prize that is awarded at this competition and was awarded to only a handful of South African wines.  For more on this see:

iwsc.net/search2015/results and
www.thedrinksbusiness.com

Forming part of the highest lying vineyards in South Africa, the oldest farm in the Cederberg has been home to the Du Toit family for five generations. The cool mountain air and rocky soil create a unique Cederberg terroir. Collectively with David Nieuwoudt from neighbouring Cederberg Wines, wines with a distinct style and character are produced.

Sauvignon Blanc Tasting notes

Shiraz Tasting notes

Pinot Noir Tasting notes

The wines are currently stocked by the following wine boutiques:

Cape Town area
• Carolines Fine Wines stores in Strand Street and Tokai
• Vaughan Johnson Wine Shop in the V&A Waterfront
• Vinolentia in Welgemoed
• Norman Goodfellows in 3 Anchor Bay and Gardens Centre
• Liquor City in Claremont
• Wine Concepts in Newlands

Other areas
• Wine & Company in Hermanus
• Wine Village in Hermanus
• Norman Goodfellows in Johannesburg
• SPAR in Clanwilliam
• Vineyard Connection in Stellenbosch
• Cybercellar (Online) in Paarl
• Manuka Cafe & Wine Boutique in Somerset West

All the Driehoek wines can be bought on the farm at reception.

 

Driehoek Wines is a proud sponsor of the Black Eagle Project

Reviews

Shiraz: From Ground Zero to Heavenly Goods

www.winegoggle.co.za

During a recent stint at the Clanwilliam Festival, a panel of regional winemakers held a discussion and presentation to a few hundred members of the public visiting the area to pay homage to Afrikaans author, raconteur and bon vivant Louis Leipoldt. And here it was a Shiraz that got the crowd talking.

Driehoek is the name, and it heralds from the Cederberg, a spot whose vinous potential has in recent years been brought to fruition by David Niewoudt. Well, David actually also makes the Driehoek wines for its owners whose vines are in a different spot of Cederberg terroir than his own.

The Driehoek Shiraz 2009 is about to become one of South Africa’s finest Shiraz wines. I mean, the damn vines are only five years old, but look at this wine! Fan-bloody-tastic.

It spent 16 months in oak, but has a classic European savoury flavour, obviously the result of some seriously complex autolysis during barrel-aging. There’s sagebrush, a bit of lavender and thyme in the wine, before the pleasantly dry-meat and allspice tastes come gushing in all over the place.

There is not an off-note to be found: no farmyard, over-oaking or sluttish exuberance of stewed fruit. Fleshy, and pure and seamless as a virgin in Mecca heaven. But I’m getting my hands on as much of this stuff as I can before the next lot of potted rag-heads arrive.

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