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WINE MATTERS | April 2017

At Overhex our 2017 harvest was concluded on 30 March and I’m delighted to report that in spite of a relatively dry season with below-average rainfall, 2017 will be remembered as an above-average vintage in terms of quality.
– GERHARD VAN DER WATH (MANAGING DIRECTOR)

2017 VINTAGE: IT’S THE QUALITY THAT COUNTS!
 
This year saw fewer than projected tons of grapes entering our cellar. According to our viticulturists the season was characterized by a relatively dry post-harvest period. Winter rainfall was lower than normal, but spring rains in many of our grape-growing regions refreshed the vineyards. Ample sunshine combined with light rains during December and January further contributed to the quality of the grapes. The most outstanding factor however, was the exceptionally cool ripening conditions during January and early February which served to reduce water and heat stress, allowing the grapes to ripen gradually and evenly, thereby contributing greatly to the flavour and end-quality of the wines.
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
We're proud to report that our 2015 Survivor Offspring Red Blend was announced Red Wine of the Year at the 2017 South African Airways (SAA) Wine of the Year Awards. Overhex further distinguished itself by receiving the SAA CEO’s Award for the Most Listings (9) as well as the SAA Chairman’s Award for the Most Wine in Litres. More than 500 entries were received from winemakers across the country and from these only 24 white and 24 red wines were selected to be served on a month-to-month basis.
SURVIVOR CHENIN BLANC WINS TOP 100 AWARD
Overhex Wines International’s Survivor Chenin Blanc 2016 was announced as one of only 4 Chenin Blancs to score a Top 100 victory at the recent National Wine Challenge – incorporating Top 100 SA Wines – as selected by a stringent wine judges’ panel, chaired by Master of Wine (MW) and UK wine critic, Jamie Goode. This stellar performance was announced at a premier event held in Cape Town on Tuesday, 25 April.
EXCITING NEW PROJECTS: SURVIVOR GENERATION & NEW LOOK OSTRICH LANDING
UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS ON THE 2017 OVERHEX CALENDAR
        Stall 60 | Copestick Murray                               Hall 1 | Stall DE259
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Should you need any information or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Hearty wine wishes
The Overhex Team
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