Groot Constantia is revered for its deliciously fermented grapes and the farm’s Sauvignon Blanc has officially been crowned the best in the world.
Groot Constantia’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc won the prestigious International Sauvignon Blanc Trophy at the 2020 International Wine Challenge (IWC).
The prestigious competition selects the best wines from around the world. Wines are judged based on their vintage, region and faithfulness to style, according to Groot Constantia. Each winning wine is sampled on three separate occasions by a panel of at least 10 judges, comprised of leading international wine experts.
The entrants to the international awards have to qualify by winning a Gold medal at the IWC. These gold medalists then go head-to-head in a final round of tasting by the judges. From there, trophy winners are chosen.
“We are very excited about the IWC trophies for our Sauvignon Blanc,” says Boela Gerber, Winemaker for Groot Constantia and official Cape Wine Master. “The Constantia Valley has always produced beautiful Sauvignons and we put a lot of effort into these vineyards. It is a great award for all our efforts.”
In 2013, Groot Constantia’s Sauvignon Blanc scooped up the IWC’s South African White Trophy, the Constantia Trophy and the South African Sauvignon Blanc Trophy.
This year is the first time in 10 years that the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc hasn’t been awarded to either the Loire in France or New Zealand.
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