Signal Gun Newsletter - October 2013

Friday, 4 October, 2013
Signal Gun
As the shot of the Signal Gun echoes through the vineyards of our picturesque farm, just off the Vissershok Road inDurbanville, it signals the start of a new generation of wine making.
Owned by the 5th generation De Wit family, we pride ourselves in making small quantities of fine wine from our carefully picked grapes.

Be assured that the tasteful memories of our wines will keepon echoing.

Signal Gun wins gold in their maiden wine competition, the Michelangelo International Wine Awards

The maiden vintage of the Signal Gun Sea Smoke Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012 was awarded a prestigious gold award at the 17th Michelangelo International Awards luncheon, held at the Lord Charles Hotel on Friday, 6 September 2013.

A panel of 16 wine and brandy specialists from 15 countries judged theentries from the 12th to the 17th of August at Romond Vineyards inSomerset West.

The Sauvignon Blanc class received the most entries, namely a record number of 173; awarded seven Gran D'Or, 20 gold and 33 silver medals.

The Sea Smoke Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2012 is an intensely flavoured, single block Sauvignon Blanc with hints of asparagus and flint on the nose.

New releases & our wines of the month
This is the maiden vintage of Signal Gun’s lighter styled range, namely Tin Hill. Many years ago, prospectors thought Hoogeberg Hill behind us was rich in tin. Thankfully no tin was found and the hill has been restored to its former lushness, filled with indigenous antelope, fauna and flora. The range currently consists of a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage and Merlot /Cabernet Sauvignon blend, with an off-dry white to follow. These wines will be available in our newly renovated ‘Die Stal’ tasting venue from mid October 2013.

We have also released our 2013 Signal Gun Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé,which is available for tasting and sale at our new tasting venue.

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