20 Nov Nurok Scores 92 Points at the Cape White Blend Report 2017
At last week’s 2nd annual Cape White Blend Report 2017 award ceremony held at our homebase Fairview farm, we were very proud to achieve a 92-point rating for our Fairview Nurok 2016. This is the second award our white Rhône-blend has achieved this year, following a 4.5 star Platter rating achieved in October!
In order to be eligible for the White Blend Report, wines had to contain a Chenin Blanc component of more than 15% and less than 85%. 38 entries from 31 producers were received and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. Ratings over 90-points were awarded a certificate at the ceremony. We were very happy to host some of South Africa’s most esteemed winemakers and wine opinion formers in our Beryl Back Master Tasting Room, treating all to a veritable cornucopia of our Fairview Brut for starters, followed by a flavourful Fairview Cheese selection and delicious canapés served by the Goatshed Restaurant team! Fairview Nurok is from our Regional Revival Range, made to honour Diane Back’s lineage and inspired by Old World winemaking. It has always been a particular labour of love for the team, read more here. With the label depicting one of Diane’s own paintings, we dare say the beauty of the outside matches the elegance of the inside. A perfect Christmas gift for someone you treasure!
Photos courtesy of: Danie Nel