Lanzerac Estate, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, took home gold for its Le Général 2009 at the 16th annual Michelangelo International Wine Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony took place on Friday, 14 September at theNH LordCharlesHotelin Somerset West.
The internationally recognised competition again experienced good growth in entry numbers, receiving a total of 1432 entries from 295 producers. Among these were 41 entries from producers outsideSouth AfricanamelyFrance,Spain,Italy, theCzechRepublic,Chile,Lebanon,New ZealandandAustralia- the highest number of international entries to date.
“It is a great honour to receive this accolade, as it reinforces our belief that Lanzerac is being taken seriously and we continue to strive in making it the award-winning brand it was known for”, says winemaker Wynand Lategan.
Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage and Malbec Wynand describes the Le Général 2009 as displaying layers of black and red berry aromas with hints of currant and cacao on the nose. The wine delivers a well-rounded amalgam of berries and chocolate on the palate that lingers on the aftertaste, with potential to mature over a four to five year period. Available directly from the cellar at R200 a bottle.
For more information visit www.lanzeracwines.co.za.