Survivor gold rush at International Wine competition

Survivor, the free-spirited Swartland wine range, has triumphed at the 2019 MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting in Germany with gold medals for two of its red wines.

The gold medallists are Survivor Pinotage 2017 and Survivor Wild Yeast Syrah 2017, the brand new addition to the trusty Survivor fold.

Both wines were among the award winners showcased this week at ProWein in Düsseldorf, the world’s largest trade fair for wine and spirits. MUNDUS VINI, founded 18 years ago by the publishing company Meininger Verlag, is Germany’s leading wine competition. The judging panel for the 2019 Spring Tasting comprised 260 wine experts from 50 countries who assessed 7 200 wines over six days from 156 wine-growing regions across the globe.

The just-released Survivor Wild Yeast Syrah 2017 is a dark, full-bodied wine with luscious layers of violets, blackberries and spice supported by soft, supple tannins. This 100% Syrah was fermented in 500L French oak barrels using only naturally occurring yeasts.

Survivor Pinotage 2017, the second 2019 MUNDUS VINI gold medallist in this intrepid range, is a barrel-matured pure blooded Swartland wine teeming with hearty fruit flavours such as prune, plum and cherry, complemented by elegant spice and cedar notes.

Survivor takes its name from the tale of a hardy Nguni cow that jumped off an open bakkie while being transported from one Swartland farm to another, landing unscathed in the middle of a vineyard. A metaphor for brave choices, the story of the Nguni cow continues to inspire this adventurous wine range from Overhex Wines International.

The 2017 Survivor Pinotage and Wild Yeast Syrah are available at a cellar door price of R161 and R185 respectively. For online purchases visit Follow @survivorwines on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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