Delaire Graff Wins Best Cape Port

Delaire Graff Cape Vintage 2017 Wins the Tony Mossop Trophy at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

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Delaire Graff Estate is elated to receive the Tony Mossop Trophy for Best Cape Port at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is South Africa’s most prestigious and internationally recognised wine competition whose primary aim is to discover talent within South African winemaking and highlight it on a local and international stage.

Wines are scored on a 100-point system by a panel of judges comprising of three international and six local judges with extensive wine knowledge. In total, 21 Trophies were awarded from the 956 wines submitted. Delaire Graff Estate is a past multi-trophy winner.

The win is a deeply personal achievement for winemaker Morné Very, a native of Calitzdorp, hailed as the home of South Africa Cape Port. Vrey comments,

‘Cape Port and fortified wines are an important aspect of our South African winemaking heritage, but sadly is seen as a dying art. It is humbling to be amongst the great producers and inspiring young winemakers to continue the heritage of our forefathers.’

The Tony Mossop Trophy is another cap in the hat for a historically awarded wine. Since introduction into the Delaire Graff portfolio the Cape Vintage has received an astounding number of accolades including Best Wine at the Cape Port Producers Association awards, Double Gold at Veritas and multiple Trophies at the Jongwynskou Competition.

Uplifting and beautifully weighted, the wine is aged in 20-year-old French oak barrels for 12 months and thereafter matured for 18 months in bottle. Polished red berry fruit is crisp and spicy, while balance acidity and finely honed complete the palate experience.

SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS

OLD MUTUAL TONY MOSSOP TROPHY FOR BEST CAPE PORT

OLD MUTUAL SILVER MEDAL
Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Delaire Graff Swartland Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018
Delaire Graff Terraced Block Reserve Chardonnay 2017

PREVIOUS ACCOLADES
Cape Vintage Port 2018, Jongwynskou 2018 – KWV Trophy for best
Cape Vintage Port 2017, Jongwynskou 2017 – Trophy for Champion fortified wine
Cape Vintage Port 2017, Jongwynskou 2017 – Trophy for best Port (wooded)
Cape Vintage Port 2016, CAPPA 2018 – Top 10
Cape Vintage Port 2015, Platter Guide 2018 – 5 stars
Cape Vintage Port 2015, CAPPA 2017 – Best Cape Vintage
Cape Vintage Port 2014, Veritas 2016 – Gold
Cape Vintage Port 2013, Veritas 2015 – Gold
Cape Vintage Port 2011, Veritas – Double Gold
Cape Vintage Port 2009, Veritas – Double Gold

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