La Motte Wine Estate was recently recognised in the annual South African Young Wine Show awards for the Paarl Region, which includes wineries from Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek and Tulbagh. The 2021 La Motte Sémillon destined as a blending component for the much-loved Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc, received the Champion Trophy for Sémillon, while the estate was also recognised as the Champion in the Franschhoek Ward. The SA Young Wine Show, dating back to 1833, gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase their best wines of the current vintage.
La Motte Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche, known for a more restrained, elegant style of wine, says the growing season for the 2021 vintage was what his winemaking dreams are made of. He continues to say that the 2021 harvest was a “moedskeppertjie” – a bit of a breather and reason to take courage in between all that was troublesome and uncertain in the beginning of 2021. The beautiful performance of the 2021 La Motte Sémillon echoes these sentiments.