Blaauwklippen Blending Competition

THE BLENDING BATTLE IS ON!

  • 36th Annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition 2019

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    Dear Loyal Blending Competition Supporters,



    WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR FINALISTS FOR 2019



    • Lydenburg Wynproewersgilde (Mpumalanga)
    • SLVWG (serious lovers of Vines, Wines and Grapes) (Western Cape)
    • Thursday Club (Gauteng)
    • Wingerd Vista (Western Cape)

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    Award ceremony announcing the winner at Blaauwklippen 18 October 2019


    These 4 clubs will have to wait until Friday, 18 October 2019 when the winner will be announced during a lunch prize giving ceremony at Blaauwklippen Vineyards for media and invited guests.

    This year the Blaauwklippen Blending Competition will be celebrating 36 years of taking the novelty of the blending process to wine clubs all over South Africa, making it one of the oldest wine competitions in South Africa.

    The challenge was to blend and create an accessible wine with layers of fruit on the nose and pallet. The final blend was to consist of the following 4 wines:
    • Zinfandel 2018
    • Merlot 2018
    • Shiraz 2018
    • Petit Verdot 2018


    All 4 of these cultivars had to be used in the final blend with no more than 50% of each component and a minimum of 5% of each component used.

    The winning blend will be sold under the BBC label in a Magnum (1.5 litre) bottle, and the winning team will be recognised on the wine bottle label - a great honour!

    Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and pictures!

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    All four base wines must be used in the final blend. No more than 50 % of each component and a minimum of 5% of each component needs to be used for the total blend.

    Our composition for the 2019 Blaauwklippen Blending Competition blend is as follows:

    • WINE NUMBER 1 = Zinfandel 2018%
    • WINE NUMBER 2 = Merlot 2018%
    • WINE NUMBER 3 = Shiraz 2018%
    • WINE NUMBER 4 = Petit Verdot 2018%
    Total for Blend (Maximum 100%)

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    We chose the above percentages of the various wines for our blend because...