La Motte is delighted to announce that its acclaimed Bordeaux-style red wine, 2015 La Motte Millennium, was recognised as the Best of Show South African Red at the Spring Tasting of the Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards.
Nearly 200 highly qualified international wine experts from 44 countries, comprising oenologists, wine-makers, professional wine traders, sommeliers and expert journalists made the selection from almost 6 200 wines from more than 150 wine growing regions all over the word.
Released in March 2017, the 2015 La Motte Millennium is a classic red blend of Merlot (56%), Cabernet Franc (28%), Malbec (10%) and Petit Verdot (6%). Grapes originate from the Walker Bay, Villiersdorp, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch areas. “South Africa’s diversity in terroir – a compact system of closely situated but very different pockets – enables excellent blends of various areas and varieties”, says La Motte Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche.
With its elegant style and versatile character, 2015 La Motte Millennium is a trusted choice on the dinner table and an unbeatable choice for a glass on its own. The nose is intense with cherry and mulberry fruit, cinnamon and a hint of aniseed as well as some delicate oak-derived toffee and caramel flavours.
On the picture: La Motte CEO Hein Koegelenberg and Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche enjoy a glass of the acclaimed 2015 La Motte Millennium in the maturation cellar on the estate.
In 1988, already the visionary late Dr. Anton Rupert registered the Millennium™ trademark, and it was also that vintage of this Claret-style wine that first carried the name, La Motte Millennium™. Ever since, this elegant wine has been synonymous with the culture and quality of La Motte.