La Vierge Newsletter - January 2013

Tuesday, 1 January, 2013
La Vierge Wines
And so we start 2013 with a shiny diamond award, a new winemaker, some four star JP ratings, a new vintage release and some new mouth-watering dishes.
The 2010 La Vierge Noir was awarded the Diamond Award at the Winemakers' Choice Awards as the best Pinot Noir. Since its creation in 2008, the Winemakers’ Choice Awards has become a key competition within the South African wine industry.

What makes this award truly unique is that the judging panel consists exclusively of winemakers representing all the wine regions of South Africa. The winemakers assess the wines both technically and aesthetically. Roughly 10% of entrants receive an award which goes to show the tough criteria for selection. So it is a big deal for us to be the proud owner of this prestigious Diamond Award. This wine has also been awarded a 4 star John Platter rating!

La Vierge Noir - Quoted from on what Richard Hemming had to say about this wine: "La Vierge Pinot Noir 2011 HemelenAarde - 20 Dec 2012 09:10 by RH Very impressive fragrance – really aromatic and stemmy. Vibrant, bright acidity, very floury tannins. Purest fruit on the palate. So complete. Absolutely delicious. Has a cranberry sort of bitterness to the finish. (RH)"