CRANE RED MERLOT 2012
|Michelangelo Gold Award
Young Wine Show Gold Award
Best Value Winner
It is with great pride that we can say that our 2012 merlot has been awarded a gold award at the 2012 SA Young wine Show. Over 149 cellars entered this competition and over 2000 wines were judged. To qualify for gold the wine has to score 17 or higher out of 20. The wine impressed the judges with it’s stunning aromatic melange of red berries and dark chocolate on the nose, ripe, juicy mouth-feel and soft tannins.
Our wooded Merlot was one of only 5 wines nationally to achieve the gold award and the only cellar in the Breede River valley to do this. We are also glad to announce that this wine was used in the first bottling of 2012 Crane Red Merlot. This just once again proves our commitment to quality. We have done our utmost to ensure the wine reaches you with its award winning edge in tact.
This harvest has been an extraordinary good one for red wines and especially the merlot. We can therefore confidently say that we will be able to deliver exceptional quality consistently!
It is with great pride that we announce that Goedverwacht Estate has been chosen as one of the top 5 wineries in the 2013 Best Value Guide! Of the top performing wineries we are by far the smallest as far as production and tonnage goes and the only Estate.
We achieved the feat of having two Value Award winning wines, the Crane White Chardonnay 2010 as well as the 2011 Crane Red Merlot. A further three wines are also featured in the guide, that being the Crane White Sauvignon Blanc 2011, the Great Expectations Chardonnay 2011 and the Crane Rose Brut Sparkling 2011. The aim of this competition is to showcase the best value for money wines in South Africa selling for R80 and under. The two award winning wines achieved the remarkable distinction of scoring full marks out of a possible 20 on the value scale.
These awards just reiterate our commitment to making wines of fine quality and character that also suits the buyer's pocket. We endeavor to continue making excellent value for money wines, wines that wine lovers all over the world will continue to discuss, share and love!