Longridge wins Gold at the 2004 Chardonnay-du-Monde

Tuesday, 13 April, 2004
Longridge Winery
'Our priority will always be quality'
Longridge Winery has once again received international acclaim. At the recent Chardonnay-du-Monde competition in France, were 35 countries show-cased no less than 1 226 of their finest Chardonnays, the 2002 Longridge Chardonnay was one of only 69 wines to be awarded a gold medal. Longridge received second position overall.

This accolade confirms Longridge's proud reputation for Chardonnay: at the 2003 Michelangelo International awards, the winery's 2001 Chardonnay walked away with Double Gold. Other accolades include Gold from Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2003 in Brussels, and 4½-stars from John Platter.

The boutique winery on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains was established in 1994 and from the outset the vision has been to grace the wine lover's table with ultra premium, food-friendly wines.

'Our aim is to create superior wines that challenge the norm, and for this reason our priority will always be quality, and not quantity,' says Longridge's gifted winemaker, Kobie Viljoen. The 2002 Longridge Chardonnay spent 12 months in French oak. The wine is bright yellow in colour and rewards with whiffs of butter and concentrated aromas of lime and roasted nuts. Creamy butterscotch and zesty citrus flavours on the well-balanced palate are supported by leesy richness and the wine has a delightful, lively finish. The ideal accompaniment to spicy chicken and fish dishes.

Longridge is looking forward to the next Chardonnay-du-Monde Competition, please visit the winery on the Eikendal Road, 10kms from Stellenbosch.

Longridge Winery
Tel: +27 (0) 21 855-2004
Email: longridge@winecorp.co.za