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Gold Medals for Rietvallei Wine Estate @ 2020 Michelangelo Awards

We are happy to announce that both our Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 & Rietvallei Red Muscadel 2018 has received gold medals at the 2020 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards.

The 2020 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards received 1565 entries in total this year. Gold medal winners are awarded at-least 89 points out of a possible 100, placing gold medal winners in the top 30% of all entries.

An overview of the Rietvallei Estate gold medal wines:

The Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 is a full-bodied, complex wine with excellent fruit and wood- integration. Lots of work in the vineyard and minimal interference in the cellar, allows this wine to express its terroir to the fullest. A complex nose, rich in citrus aromas and complemented by some spicy, toasted oak notes. The palate is rich and creamy, with a mixture of ripe orange, lemon and lime flavours.

The Rietvallei Red Muscadel 2018 is full-bodied and rich, yet gentle. A floral, muscat bouquet comes through on the nose, with typical raisin-ish sweetness and an intense, rich flavour that lingers on the palate and follows through on the aftertaste, while the acidity compliments and balances the sweetness.

To place your order for the above wines please visit our online shop:

https://rietvallei.co.za/product/jmb-chardonnay-2019
https://rietvallei.co.za/product/red-muscadel-2018-500ml/

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Rietvallei Natural Chardonnay 2019 receive Double Gold Award at National Wine Challenge (NWC)

The premier National Wine Challenge aims to identify winning wines by cultivar and blend, with medals awarded for top- scoring wines.

Rietvallei Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 – Double Platitum Top 100
Rietvallei Natural Chardonnay 2019  – Double Gold
JMB Chardonnay 2019 – Double Silver
Rietvallei Chenin Blanc 2019 – Double Silver
JMB Cabernet Franc 2016 – Double Silver
Estèanna Red Cabernet Sauvignon Cab Franc Petit Verdot 2016 – Double Silver

Gold Medal & Top 10 Best Chardonnays in the World @ 2020 Chardonnay du Monde

We are happy to announce that our Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 received a gold medal and placed in the top 10 best chardonnays in the world at the 2020 Chardonnay du Monde.

The 2020 Chardonnay du Monde saw 658 samples from 37 countries being tasted and scored. The competition was held at the Chateau des Ravatys in France’s Burgundy region, where half the judging panel came from outside France. Not only do organisers comply with international competition standards, but use scientific criteria for tasting and maintain strict quality standards, making this one of the most credible international contests.

An overview of our JMB Chardonnay 2019:

The Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 is a full-bodied, complex wine with excellent fruit and wood- integration. Lots of work in the vineyard and minimal interference in the cellar, allows this wine to express its terroir to the fullest. A complex nose, rich in citrus aromas and complemented by some spicy, toasted oak notes. The palate is rich and creamy, with a mixture of ripe orange, lemon and lime flavours.

To place your order for the above wines please visit our online shop:

https://rietvallei.co.za/product/jmb-chardonnay-2019/

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Three Platinum and a Grand Gold at SAWI Fine Wine Guide

The three Rietvallei wines that received Platinum achievements at the SAWI Fine Wine Guide are:

Rietvallei Wine Estate Heritage JMB Chardonnay
Rietvallei Wine Estate Classic Natural Unwooded Chardonnay
Rietvallei Wine Estate Heritage JMB Cab Franc

The Rietvallei wine that received Grand Gold at the SAWI FIne Wine Guide is:

Rietvallei Wine Estate Heritage Estèanna Red Cabernet Sauvignon Cab Franc Petit Verdot

 

Rietvallei’s Awards Harvest

As the year draws to a close it is time for a different kind of harvest. It is the time when wineries have the opportunity to gain recognition from national and international competitions for the hard work and dedication that goes into every bottle of wine.

Rietvallei prides itself on a heritage of quality and innovation, so it will come as no surprise that this family wine estate has harvested several awards in the last few months. The awards harvest started in July, at the 2018 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, when the JMB Cabernet Franc 2015 was selected as the top Cabernet Franc in South Africa.

This was followed by and excellent showing at the 2018 Gold Wine Awards, where the Rietvallei John B range collected four gold medals for the John B Brut Bubbly, John B Pink Bubbly, John B Rosé and John B Sauvignon Blanc.

At the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards Rietvallei rounded up yet another four gold medals with the JMB Cabernet Franc 2014, JMB Chardonnay 2017, Dark Cin (Cinsaut) 2016 and the Estéanna Red 2015. These wines are included in the Rietvallei Heritage Collection, a selection of special, limited edition wines.

Rietvallei continued their gold harvest at the 2018 Veritas Awards for the estate’s flagship white wine, the Estéanna White (a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc). To round it off, the Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2018 was selected as runner-up at the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition, proudly adding its name to the top 20 list.

The accolades achieved by Rietvallei during this season’s awards harvest illustrates the broad range of consistently excellent and highly drinkable wines created by this family-owned wine estate.

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