Shortly before International Chardonnay Day (25 May) Boschendal’s Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2015 was awarded the Best Elgin Chardonnay Trophy, Best Chardonnay Trophy and ultimately the Best White Wine of South Africa Trophy at the 2017 International Wine Challenge (IWC). Boschendal was also awarded Gold for its Elgin Pinot Noir 2015 at the competition. Other trophy winners from South Africa were the Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015, DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016, DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2016, Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2015, Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015, Saronsberg Shiraz 2015 and Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 2015. For full results visit http://www.internationalwinechallenge.com/.
Boschendal winemaker and Chardonnay expert Lizelle Gerber says, “It’s a tremendous honour for our Chardonnay to be named the best white wine in South Africa this year. There are just so many fantastic Chardonnays now coming out of SA, particularly out of the 2015 vintage, and to be judged “the best” by this acclaimed international panel, is great praise indeed.”