KWV’s Wine Quality on the Up

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,At the end of what was an exceptional year for the KWV The Mentors range, both nationally and internationally, the brand continued going from strength to strength with new releases performing extremely well during 2010.

,In May the KWV The Mentors Semillon 2009 scooped a gold medal as well as the trophy for the best Semillon, overall, at last year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, South Africa’s premier wine competition., The wines were judged by ten leading South African and international wine judges.,

,The winning streak continued locally with the KWV The Mentors Viognier 2009 being the only wine in its category to scoop the coveted Winemakers’ Choice Diamond Award the 2010 competition, which took place in September., This is the only competition in South Africa to be judged exclusively by winemakers with the diamond-shaped award only being received by approximately 10% of the entrants, making it a truly unique show.

,The KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2008 and Pinotage 2007 both secured gold medals at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards, which also took place in September., In accordance with the rules of the Michelangelo International Wine Awards only 30% of entries may be awarded a medal which adds to the prestige of a wine bearing a Michelangelo medal.,

,Towards the latter part of the year the KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009 and Sauvignon Blanc 2009 took home double gold and gold respectively at the Veritas Awards, South Africa’s longest running and most prestigious wine competition which has become synonymous with excellence in wine, giving recognition to wines of exceptional quality.

,Moving abroad, the KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Petit Verdot 2008 and Orchestra 2008 brought home gold from the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles competition, an event which has positioned itself as the “wine world-championship”., A tasting panel represented by 40 nationalities ensures a diversity that contributes to the uniqueness of this event.

,KWV excelled in the Decanter World Wine Awards, with the KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2008 bringing home the gold.

,The fourth,edition of the Syrah du Monde International Wine Competition took place in France during the first half of 2010. Strict quality standards and optimal tasting conditions enabled the international judges to award 130 medals (37 gold and 93 silver). Gold and overall second place winner was awarded to the KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2008.

,The highly prestigious Tri-Nations Wine Challenge, a ‘by invitation only’ competition held between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, with the 2010 event taking place in Sydney., Wines entered in the Tri Nations Wine Challenge were picked by a selector from each country as one of their top wines for each class. Gold Medal winner in the Bordeaux Blend class, the KWV The Mentors Orchestra 2008,, a blend of five different varietals, is a typical Bordeaux style wine, yet displays a touch of new world fruit aroma to add dimension and complexity.,

,Furthermore, KWV walked away with three gold medals at the prestigious Mundusvini International Wine Awards, two of these were secured by the KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2009 and Orchestra 2008., The KWV Mentors Shiraz 2007 continued the winning streak, bringing home the “Best in Class” award at the 2010 International Wine and Spirit Competition.

,?+¦-+???+¦-ú?-¦?+¦-ú?+¦+ë2010 was an exceptional year for the Mentors range as it performed well in both international and local competitions. The Mentors range typifies our pursuit of excellence and quality and epitomises the new KWV energy. Paving the way for future successes from this range we remain optimistic that 2011 will produce as many if not more medal winners from this range,’ says KWV The Mentors Brand Director, Jeff Gradwell.

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