The Foundation Stone acclaimed as one of the TOP 100!
Top 100 SA Wines Competition, now in its second year, aims to reposition SA’s top wines with clarity, vigour and integrity. Consumer friendly and simple, it “de-myths wine bunk” by identifying only SA’s very best wines. The Top 100 SA Wines competition, an objective, independent and professional rating of South Africa’s finest wines, announced its 2012 winners recently. The 2012 competition was judged by a panel of high profile, well-respected international and local wine judges, comprising Chair Tim Atkin MW (UK), Duncan Savage (SA), Greg Sherwood MW (UK), Jamie Goode (UK), Madeleine Stenwreth MW (Sweden), Monty Waldin (Italy) and Richard Kershaw MW (SA).
Rickety Bridge The Foundation Stone 2010 was named as one of the TOP 100 SA WINES for 2012 and also scooped a Best Value award. This is a great triumph for this innovative 5 cultivar Rhône style blend, one of winemaker, Wynand Grobler’s, favourite wines to make. It is a blend of 54% Shiraz, 13% Tannat, 12% Mourvèdre, 12% Cinsaut and 9% Grenache. Wynand describes this wine as being red fruit driven, juicy raspberry, mulberry aromas with hints of chocolate, layers of complex spice and red berry fruit which fill the entire mouth and leaves you interested with a lingering aftertaste. It has well integrated and seamless tannins which emphasize spice on the lengthy finish. This is a wine to drink now or in the next 7 years and is best paired with ostrich or beef carpaccio, duck, venison andrump steak with pepper sauce.