Awards season is in full swing and De Krans Wines is bringing home the awards, earning a Double Gold and Gold at the recent 2019 Vitis Vinifera Awards.
The very popular De Krans Premium Moscato Natural Sweet Perlé Wine 2019 was the recipient of the Double Gold medal, and this semi-sweet wine with a fizz has quickly become one of the best-selling wines from De Krans since its launch a few years ago. It serves as the perfect wine as an alternative to bubbly, the ideal food wine or just something nice to sip on at lunch (boasting a low alcohol of 8.5%). The wine has complex muscat, spicy and fruit flavours, which are surprisingly intense, especially on the aftertaste. In the fast-growing category of moscato and natural sweet wines, even prosecco, the De Krans Moscato has undoubtedly solidified its spot at the premium end.
Hot on the heels with a Gold medal is the De Krans ‘Basket Press’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, which is a very accessible wine due to the use of the unique basket press at De Krans with its very gentle pressing action. It is a lightly wooded red wine that is perfect for all year enjoyment. This passion and dedication put in by the winemaking team has resulted in wine which oozes flavors of soft elegant dark fruits, such as plum, mulberries and dark cherries. A beautiful ruby red colour, the supple tannins and notes of cherry cigar, add the perfect touches to a wine enjoyed sip for sip on its own.
What makes the Vitis Vinifera Awards unique is the fact that it embraces the phrase: “For the people by the people”. Wines are tasted blind by everyday consumers, who make up the judging panel, with the requirement of having a certain level of professional wine background and/or experience. This competition focusses more on excellent quality wines sold at reasonable prices, instead of focusing on exclusive and high-end wines only.
For more information on De Krans and its superb wine offering, visit www.dekrans.co.za.