News and Events: Platinum and Gold Medals for Durbanville Hills at Michelangelo Wine Awards
No stranger to the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, Durbanville Hills has been awarded with one platinum and three gold medals in this prestigious competition, which celebrates its 25th year.
The Collectors Reserve The Cableway Chardonnay 2018 was awarded with a Platinum medal, one of only 24 wines that scored at least 96 points, falling in the top 1% of entries received.
The Collectors Reserve Castle of Good Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Lighthouse Merlot 2017 and Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé 2017, each walked away with a gold medal, marking these wines as one of the top 30% of entries, achieving at least 89 points.
The judges for Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards are hand-picked experts across seven continents. All entries are tasted blind and scored according to the 100-point internationally recognised OIV judging system.
Cellar Master Martin Moore says he is delighted to see just how well the most recent range, The Collectors Reserve, is performing.
“We launched the range a few years ago to stretch our winemaking team’s ability to craft exceptional quality wines that are well structured and true to our cool climate location. And since the launch the wines have exceeded all expectations!”
“However, it’s not just the latest range that we are proud of but also the gold for our Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé. It’s a lifestyle wine that is one of Durbanville Hills’ most popular wines and celebrates Merlot, a grape varietal that thrives in our unique terroir along the low-lying south-facing slopes of the valley.”
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