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Rietvallei Estate maintains awards momentum at Michelangelo

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Rietvallei Estate is continuing its spate of competition successes, having just clinched six gold medals at the 2021 Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards – with the Estate’s Heritage Collection leading the pack.

Its haul of gold medals announced this week, comprises Rietvallei Estate 2016, Rietvallei Estéanna Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Rietvallei JMB Cabernet Franc 2016, Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2020, John B Cabernet Sauvignon Tinta Barocca 2020 and John B Sauvignon Blanc 2021.

These wines competed against close on 1 900 wine and spirits entries to this leading competition which this year included entries from various countries in Eastern Europe, as well as Australia, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Namibia and the UK.

The well-awarded Rietvallei Estéanna Sauvignon Blanc excelled in the cultivar category with the second highest number of entries, namely 153, after Shiraz with 160.

This success follows on the heels of the same wine recently being named as a national winner at the 2021 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards ­ in addition to Rietvallei also walking away with the national winner for Chenin Blanc and both the trophies for SA Terroir Top Estate and Top Producer.

Said Kobus Burger, “What a pleasure to be riding on a wave of competition successes and recognition, and this over a wide style spectrum thanks to our incredible terroir diversity here in the majestic Robertson Valley.”

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