Survivor, the intrepid Swartland range of Overhex Wines International, has triumphed at the 2018 Six Nations Wine Challenge bringing home Double Gold for its acclaimed 2017 Sauvignon Blanc.
This is the third major accolade awarded to this vibrant Survivor Sauvignon Blanc vintage after striking gold at both the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and the 2017 Michelangelo International Awards.
Cracking the nod as one of the New World champions at the Six Nations Wine Challenge, an annual competition featuring wines from Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA, is a feather in the cap for winemaker Ben Snyman.
“We are extremely proud of our Survivor range and consider these amazing awards recognition that we are on the right track with our single minded focus on crafting site specific wines that are rooted in the Swartland,” says Snyman.
The award winning 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is partially barrel fermented with a creamy texture. It teems with bright tropical fruit. Crisp acidity and subtle minerality add to the attraction.
The Six Nations Wine Challenge recognises and showcases the “very best of the best” New World wines, promoting their outstanding quality, diversity and richness. Wines are entered into this competition by invitation only and a total of 600 wines are judged by a panel comprising a representative from each participating country. Every year the judges are invited to choose 100 wines that represent the best of their respective countries.
“Just being invited to participate at this international level is recognition enough, and the Double Gold is the cherry on top for our dedicated winemaking team and the Rust family who grow the grapes for our Survivor range,” says Gerhard van der Wath, Owner and Chairman of Overhex Wines International.
November 16, 2018