SAA’s 2006 on board wine list announced
08 November 2005 by SAA
South African Airways (SAA) congratulates all the winners in its 19th annual Wine Awards 2006, as well as those who will feature on board the airline’s local, regional and international routes for the rest of the coming year.
The 2006 award winners are as follows: Red Wine Trophy - Anura Reserve Syrah/Mourvèdre 2003 White Wine Trophy - Kumkani Lanner Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Port Trophy - De Krans Cape Tawny Port Methode Cap Classique Trophy - JC Le Roux Scintilla 2001 SAA Chief Executive Officer trophy for the most wines listed on SAA in 2006 goes to Cloof Wine Estate and Stellenzicht Vineyards. SAA Chairman’s Wine Award for the largest volume of wine sold to SAA is presented to Boland Kelder. SAA customers will be spoilt for choice with a list of exceptional local wines chosen by 12 acclaimed local and international judges during a rigorous tasting and selection session in August this year. International judges were; Eduardo Chadwick (Chile), Kym Milne (Australia), Jean Trimbach (France, Alsace region), Lynne Sherriff (United Kingdom), John Avery (United Kingdom) and Bengt Kronstam (Swedish). South African judges were; Yegas Naidoo, Mzokhona Mvemve, Jo-Ann Mettler, Colin Frith, Cathy Marshall and Dave Hughes. The wines are exclusively South African, an essential criteria when entering into the selection for consideration on board SAA flights. “South African wines are known to be some of the best in the world. SAA is proud to support local producers and contribute towards their success in the wine industry,” says Molebatsi Moagi, SAA General Manager Sales and Voyager. “SAA seeks to provide a platform for local winemakers to showcase and highlight their abilities to compete amongst the best in the world and to recognise them for their superb creations,” says Moagi. The Wine Selection process provides local producers with the opportunity to interact with experts in the industry and to receive feedback and advice on ways to improve their winemaking technique. SAA would also like to encourage more people, especially the youth, to take an interest in this highly fulfilling career, thereby developing the future of wine producing in South Africa. “SAA would like to instil that appreciation and passion that lovers of wine have in more people to ensure the continued high quality that is expected of South African wines.” SAA received a record 1060 entries from local producers at a cost of R200 per contribution. As a result, over R200 000 was collected in total and will be donated, as is the case each year, to the SA Wine Trust to educate a previously disadvantaged student at Stellenbosch University. SAA 2006 WINE SELECTION FIRST CLASS RED WINE Black Pearl Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Sumaridge Pinot Noir 2004 Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Simonsig Redhill Pinotage 2003 Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2003 Kanonkop Pinotage 2003 Morgenhof Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2004 Marklew Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Laibach Cabernet Franc 2003 Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Cloof Pinotage 2003 FIRST CLASS WHITE WINE Cloof Manana Chenin Blanc 2003 Buitenverwachting Chardonnay 2004 Asara Chardonnay Reserve 2003 Fleur Du Cap Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Fleur Du Cap Unfiltered Viognier 2004 Vergelegen Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Boschendal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2005 Stellenzicht Semillon Reserve 2003 Kumkani Lanner Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Simonsig Chardonnay Reserve 2003 Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Golden Kaan Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay 2003 PREMIUM CLASS RED WINE Marklew Merlot 2003 Cloof Bush Vines Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Van Zyl Granache Noir 2004 Thandi Pinot Noir 2003 Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 L'Avenir Pinotage 2004 Le Bonheur Prima Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Morkel Tumara 2002 Zondernaam Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Sentinel Pinotage 2003 Raka Quinary 2004 Rustenberg Stellenbosch John X Merriman 2003 Cloof Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2003 PREMIUM CLASS WHITE WINE Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Viljoensdrift River Grandeur Chenin Blanc 2005 Waterford Pecan Stream Chenin Blanc 2005 Uva Mira Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Bovlei Gewürztraminer 2005 Sterhuis Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Du Toitskloof Sauvignon Blanc 2005 La Couronne Chardonnay 2004 Fort Simon Chardonnay 2004 Thandi Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2005 Hartenberg Weisser Riesling 2005 Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Chenin Blanc Bush Vines 2005 Lady Anne Barnard Chardonnay 2003 (African Pride Wines) ECONOMY CLASS RED WINE Anura Reserve Syrah/Mourvedre 2003 Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage 2004 Delheim Shiraz 2003 Laibach Merlot 2004 Vansha Cinsaut/Shiraz/Cabernet Franc 2004 Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Merlot 2000 Backsberg Pumphouse Shiraz 2003 L'Avenir L'Ami Simon 2004 Steenberg Catharina 2003 Meerendal Merlot 2004 Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Shiraz 2003 Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 ECONOMY CLASS WHITE WINE Eikendal Janina Chardonnay 2004 Deetlefs Semillon 2005 Viljoensdrift River Grandeur Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Anura Chardonnay 2004 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Jordan Rhine Riesling 2004 Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 2005 Bon Courage Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Bergsig Chardonnay 2004 Delaire Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Stellenbosch Hills Chardonnay 2004 Nederburg Rhine Riesling 2005 ECONOMY CLASS RED (750ML) Darling Cellars Black Granite Shiraz 2004 Bonnievale Shiraz 2003 L'Avenir L'Ami Simon 2004 Asara Merlot 2000 Asara Ebony 2000 Vansha Cinsaut/Shiraz/Cabernet Franc 2004 Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage 2004 SPARKLING WINE (187ML) African Terroir Tribal N/V JC Le Roux La Chanson N/V WHITE WINE (187ML) KWV Chardonnay 2005 Bellingham Our Founders Chardonnay 2004 Bonnievale Chardonnay 2004 Boland Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Yammé Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Bovlei Beaukett Blanc 2005 RED WINE (187ML) Boland Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Douglas Green Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Swartland Merlot 2005 Simonsig Adelberg 2004 Origin Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2005 Darling Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2005 PORT De Krans Cape Tawny Port MCC JC Le Roux Scintilla 2001 Issued by South African Airways (Pty) Ltd
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