De Krans winemaker, Louis van der Riet, with his award winning Cape Tawny Port.
SOUTHERN CAPE BUSINESS NEWS - De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp, has yet again reaffirmed its position as one of South Africa's leading port producers, earning the title of Best Port in South Africa at the 2014 SAWi Wine Excellence Awards, for its Cape Tawny Port.
At the award ceremony, which took place earlier this month, the same port was also awarded Platinum status, which is the highest award any wine at this competition may receive, scoring a minimum of 95 out of a possible 100 points.
Since the inception of this competition four years ago, only 32 wines have achieved this status.
The SAWi Awards are based on the combined results of different vintages of a wine at 84 different wine competitions and ratings worldwide, and as such is not the result of a wine from a single competition.
"This is truly a remarkable achievement, which is the result of years of hard work to ensure we continue producing a premium product," says De Krans winemaker, Louis van der Riet.
According to Louis, the De Krans Cape Tawny has a beautiful copper-gold colour with a pleasant coffee, spices and nutty character.
This latest performance follows on the heels of the award for Best Cape Port at the 2014 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, one of the largest wine shows in South Africa, which was awarded to the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2011.
This 2011 vintage was also awarded a five-star rating in the authoritative Platters' SA Wine Guide, the 9th consecutive five-star rating for De Krans' port wines.