Cappa Port and Wine Challenge 2016

Cappa Port and Wine Challenge 2016
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The Axe Hill Cape Vintage 2013 from Calitzdorp is this year’s overall winning port of the annual Cappa Challenge, while Calitzdorp produced all but five winners from the 62 entries in both divisions.

The winning port was made from the Portuguese varieties Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca and Souzão.

In second place overall is the KWV Cape Tawny (non-vintage), while Boplaas Cape Tawny 1995 took the second place in the Cape Tawny class.

In the Cape Vintage class, Axe Hill 2013 is the overall winner, with De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2013 in second place. De Krans won a further two golds with the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2014 and De Krans Cape Vintage 2013.

In the Cape Ruby class Calitzdorp Winery Cape Ruby is the overall winner and the KWV Classic Collection Cape Ruby was placed second.

The combined museum class winners arethe KWV Limited Release 1961 and De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2005. Boplaas won two gold medals with the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2005 and 2006.

In the table wine division for natural wine made from traditional port varieties, Boplaas took altogether four places among the top ten, with the Boplaas Reserve Ring of Rocks 2013, BoplaasTintaBarocca 2015, Boplaas WW Tinta Barocca 2014 and Boplaas Portuguese Collection 2015. De Krans took three places in the top ten with the De Krans Tritonia 2014, De Krans Tinta Barocca 2013 and De Krans TintaRoriz 2013. The other three places are held by Bergsig Touriga Nacional 2015, Bergsig Touriga Nacional 2013 (Breedekloof) and Overgaauw Touriga Nacional 2015.

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