Survivor Chenin Blanc 2016 joins an elite club of Top 100 SA wines

One of only 4 Chenin Blancs to receive this accolade.

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, during which South Africa’s Top 100 wines were recognised and awarded.

The National Wine Challenge is a premier fine-wine-only event, held annually, and seeks to identify South Africa’s finest wines, from a selection of over 500 entries, which a panel of wine judges taste and rate to extract what they deem are representative of the country’s Top 100 wines.

In addition to being one of only few Chenin Blancs to be included in the Top 100 Wines list, the Survivor Chenin Blanc 2016 also received a Double Platinum rating, indicating a score of 91+/100.

The Survivor Chenin Blanc 2016 is a barrel-fermented wine, made from grapes sourced from the acclaimed Swartland wine region. This wine has collected its fair share of awards this year and in addition to the Top 100 rating, the Survivor Chenin Blanc 2016 also scored 4 ½ Stars in Platter’s Wine Guide, received a 91/100 rating in the internationally acclaimed Decanter Wine Magazine and walked away with a coveted South African Airways (SAA) wine listing.

Commenting on Overhex’s achievements Managing Director Gerhard van der Wath says“Our company is delighted to have its Survivor wines featured among South Africa’s best. Over-delivering on quality and brimming with charm, this exciting Swartland brand has proven its worth under the stewardship of Head Winemaker Ben Snyman by winning accolade upon accolade since its launch only two years ago.”

The Survivor wine portfolio is owned by Overhex Wines International, a Worcester-based winery that is also the custodian of wine brands Balance and Magaliesburg amongst others. Survivor wines tell the story of a brave Nguni cow, who, while being transported from one farm to the next, jumped from the truck to settle for a longer, more privileged life in the Swartland. She now has several offspring and counting.