Allesverloren Wines was recently awarded several accolades at some of South Africa’s most prestigious wine awards.
Allesverloren is the oldest wine estate in the Swartland and situated on the slopes of Kasteelberg near Riebeek-Kasteel. Its location makes for full-bodied, hearty and elegant wines with excellent fruit concentration. 5th Generation owner and cellar master Danie Malan brings forth a wealth of Swartland winemaking heritage to the iconic range which includes several unusual Portuguese varietals. Alongside winemaker Wilhelm de Vries, who’s new world winemaking approach, has seen the estate being awarded several accolades over the last season.
Wine Master, Tim Atkin, awarded Allesverloren’s Fine Old Vintage the prestigious title of Best Value Fortified Wine of the Year, in his latest 2019 South Africa Report. The Fine Old Vintage has been an icon in South Africa’s fortified wine heritage over the last couple of decades. On the palate, this wine shows a creamy praline and candied orange peel with a beautiful balance between acidity and alcohol.
The Michaelangelo International Wine Awards saw Allesverloren’s 1704 Red Blend acknowledged with a coveted Double Gold award. The 1704 Red Blend is a soft and elegantly-structured wine with fresh flavours of red berries and cherries, backed by spicy cedar oak.
New to the Allesverloren portfolio is the limited release 2019 Single Vineyard Block 51 Red Muscadel. Only recently launched, it ranked as one of the country’s top fortified wines and awarded a Double Gold at the 2019 Veritas Awards. The sweetness of the Muscadel and a well-integrated balance of acidity resulted in a beautiful array of rich berries and spice.
These accolades continue to prove that the combination of Allesverloren’s unique position in the Swarland in conjunction with old and new winemaking practises keep on delivering results.