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The best Chenin Blanc in the world comes from South Africa

Another feather in our wine-making cap. Bravo, Spier wine estate!

12 Sep 2018

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The International Wine and Spirit Competition’s 2018 Chenin Blanc Trophy has been won by South Africa's Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2016 vintage, making it the best Chenin Blanc in the world.  

“We are thrilled that our flagship Chenin has received such a prestigious award,” says Spier’s cellarmaster Frans Smit. “This trophy – along with the wine’s other accolades – is a testament to the fact that our decade-long focus on crafting quality Chenin is bearing fruit.”

The full-bodied Chenin Blanc (that was fermented and matured for 14 months in French oak barrels) also won the Harold Eedes Trophy for Best Chenin Blanc at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and received the Trophy for Best White Wine Overall. At the 2018 Top 100 SA Wines, it was awarded a Double Platinum and was included in the Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge. 

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The 21 Gables wines pay tribute to Spier’s 300-year winemaking heritage and its unique architectural legacy: an unrivalled 21 Cape Dutch Gables – all beautifully preserved. 


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