The 2022 results of the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge was announced at Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge on Thursday, 22 September. This year marks the 21th anniversary of the challenge which is now firmly established as the definitive competition for Cap Classique in South Africa.
Five category trophies are awarded for Best Brut, Best Rosé, Best Blanc de Blanc, Best Extended Aging Class and Best Nectar wines. Simonsig won two classes taking Best Rosé with the Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé 2020 as well as Best Nectar for its Vonkel Satin Nectar Rosé 2020.
This judging panel was convened by Heidi Duminy, Cape Wine Master. Assisting her were wine educator Cathy Marston, winemakers Morgan Steyn (De Grendel), Johan Fourie (Benguela Cove) and Nathan Valentine (Villiera) and wine service ambassador Spencer Fondaumiere. Tarryn Vincent from Reciprocal was an associate judge.
“It is an incredible honour to be awarded both category trophies for best Brut Rosé and Best Nectar. This is such a prestigious competition and a great way to benchmark ourselves against the best in the country. It is also the perfect opportunity to give recognition to the Simonsig team for their hard work” says Winemaker Charl Schoeman.