Cloof Wines top the charts again
27 June 2012 by Cloof Wines
Cloof wines of South Africa have done it again.
At an awards ceremony held at Catharina’s Restaurant, Constantia, on June 21, 2012, the Cloof Pinotage 2009 was confirmed as one of the top six Pinotage’s by the Classic Wine Publication, South Africas leading wine magazine.
Cloof Winemaker Christopher van Dieren said “It is a great privilege to receive this award as it again proves the quality of our bush vines and the desire of the production team to only bottle the best wine under the Cloof label”.
Cloof made its name for quality Pinotage as far back as 2001 when it stormed onto the scene with the Pinotage 1999 it was chosen as the Champion Pinotage by the previous Wine Magazine.
“What is even a bigger achievement is that our wine was chosen by the tasting panel out of 130 entries, surpassing some illustrious names, and also being one of the least expensive one’s” adds Christopher van Dieren.
Another achievement for Cloof Pinotage was for its selection as an ABSA top 20 finalist for the 2003 vintage, which was bettered by the 2005 vintage as an ABSA top 10 finalist.
The unique style and quality of Cloof Wine is directly attributed to the fruit produced by the vineyards. Most of these are dryland bush vines, which benefit from the Darling regions amazing combination of soil and climate.
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