Celebrating wine innovation & searching for SAs top three Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends

Monday, 5 August, 2013
Global financial services provider, RisCura, has teamed up with wine connoisseur, Christian Eedes, to create the White Hot wine awards, to identify and celebrate the best three Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon wine blends in the country.

Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends are a fairly new concept in South Africa, but are already causing huge excitement. The awards aim to inform and empower wine drinkers to place these new and exceptional white wines on their list of favourites.

“Like making investment decisions, identifying the best wines requires demystifying sophisticated and multifaceted processes, says Albrecht Gantz of RisCura. “We pride ourselves on making sophisticated and complicated processes simple and accessible for our clients, so this is why we have chosen to sponsor the White Hot wine awards. This award will not only recognise and applaud the wine producers who participate, but bring recognition and understanding to the unique complexity of South Africa’s Bordeaux-style white blends.”

Wines will be tasted blind by a panel consisting of Christian Eedes as chairman, along with Roland Peens of Wine Cellar, a Cape Town firm that brokers and cellars fine wine, and James Pietersen, beverage manager for local restaurants Balducci’s and Belthazar.

Wine makers who would like to participate have until 7 August 2013 to do so.

Simply send two bottles to: 7 Clarendon Road, Mowbray, Cape Town to enter, for free.

Conditions of participation are: 1) wines submitted must be current release or soon to be released (no museum class entries) and 2) must be specifically labelled as blends (no wines labelled as “Sauvignon Blanc” but containing a fraction of Semillon will be accepted).

The winning wines will be announced at an awards lunch hosted by RisCura and catered by top chef Franck Dangereux in September 2013. The findings will also be posted on Christian Eedes’ blog - Whatidranklastnight.co.za


About RisCura:

RisCura is a global, independent financial analytics provider and investment consultant. RisCura services institutional investors with over $200billion in assets under management, as well as a significant number of asset management, hedge fund and private equity firms.

Issued by: Claire Densham Communications on behalf of: RisCura

Contact RisCura: Courtney Ellis, 021-673-6999; cellis@riscura.com

Contact Claire Densham Communications: 021-552-9935, Catherine Riley: 073-238-1753, catherine@cdcom.co.za or Claire Densham: 082-906-3201, claire@cdcom.co.za