Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Bancroft reaps awards at the DWWA, SWA and IWC 2015

2015 has been a bumper harvest for Bancroft Wines and its growers, reaping golds and silvers left, right and centre at the Decanter World Wine Awards, the International Wine Challenge and the Sommelier Wine Awards. 

My personal pick of the crop would be Luigi Bosca’s Gala 1 2012. The “brooding nose of pain grille, tar, black cherry, blackberry and licorice” has beguiled Jay Miller of The Wine Advocate, awarding it 92 points, while the DWWA was charmed enough to give it a Gold. My bottle is resting safe and soundly in the cellar until it reaches its full potential – or until I give in and crack it open at dinner. 

Elsewhere in the DWWA, Cederberg and David Nieuwoudt won awards across the board. David at Cederberg and Ghost Corner, alongside Alex and Tammy, have proven their mettle as winemakers for time and time again – and have plenty of medals to show for it. We had the double pleasure of both hosting Alex and Tammy at the LIWF last week and sampling their most recent vintages. 

See the full list of results below and our our website.

Decanter World Wine Awards 2015


‘The Mackenzie’ 2012, Hartenberg Wine Estate
Shiraz 2013, Cederberg
Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cederberg
Leonardo 2009, Simčič
Gala 1 2012, Luigi Bosca
Canto Sur 2014, Bouchon Family Wine Estates


Chateau Viranel Tradition 2014
Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (Cederberg, South Africa)
Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Cederberg, South Africa)
Cederberg Five Generations Chenin Blanc 2012 (Cederberg, South Africa)
Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2014 (Elim, South Africa)
Ghost Corner Semillon 2013 (Elim, South Africa)
Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (Elim, South Africa)

Chateau Viranel Trilogie Rouge 2013

Barolo Bussia  Bolmida 2011 (Piedmont, Italy)
Ghost Corner The Bowline 2014 (Elim, South Africa)

Highly Commended
Ghost Corner Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2014, David Niewoudt

International Wine Competition

Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Cederberg
Bourgogne Pinot Noir ‘Secret de Famille’ 2013, Albert Bichot

Sommelier Wine Awards 2015

Ataraxia, Chardonnay, 2013 (Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa)

Cederberg Bukettraube, 2014 (Cederberg, South Africa)
Fratelli Muratori, Villa Crespia, Brolese, Franciacorta Extra Brut Rosé, NV (Lombardy, Italy)
Marjan Simcic, Leonardo 2008 (Slovenia)
Monte da Ravasqueira, Tinto, 2013 (Alentejo, Portugal)
Diluvio, Albariño, 2013 (Rias Baixas, Spain)
10X Pinot Noir 2013, Ten Minutes By Tractor (Mornington Peninsula, Australia)

Ghost Corner Sauvignon 2014 (Elim, South Africa)
Monte da Ravasqueira, Vinha das Romãs, 2012 (Alentejo, Portugal)
Cheninsolite 2013, Domaine Alex Quady (Loire, France)
Collection Chenin Chardonnay 2013, Domaine J Mourat (Loire, France)
Potter Valley Riesling 2013, Chateau Montelena (Napa Valley)


 Written by James Wainscott, Trade Sales Support

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