Digital-savvy wine lovers have voted in the annual Vivino Wine Style Awards and reviewers have recognised Bellingham’s The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc as one of the top 10 Chenin Blancs from South Africa.
Vivino is the world’s largest wine application (app), allowing a global wine community to buy, rate and review wines. This popular wine app has more than 20 million wine lovers, worldwide, who use the app to grow, and share, their love for wine.
Yearly, Vivino recognises the world’s most popular wines, in 147 categories, from Argentinian Malbec to Bordeaux Red to California Chardonnay and South African Chenin – and everything in between – in the Wine Style Awards. This year’s winning wines were determined by Vivino’s active community and the millions of wine ratings they’ve submitted over the past year. To determine the top-rated wines of the year, Vivino’s developers select the top ten best-rated wines with at least 50 ratings from the past year – resulting in this platform’s Top Lists, as rated by the most important wine judges in the world: the public.
With 564 ratings to its name, and an average rating of 4,1 stars, Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc is officially considered as one of the top wines from South Africa. Reviews by Vivino users included praise for the wine’s complexity: “More complex than a Chris Nolan film about time travel,” said local blogger Jono Le Feuvre. Several reviews also praise the wine’s generous fruit-character: “Tropical and citric, fully flavoured, good acidity. Very pleasant mouthfeel, delicate spices added. Huge on pineapple. Very good wine,” says wine enthusiast Piotr Kowalski.
Bellingham Chief Winemaker, Richard Duckitt, said: “Year-on-year Bellingham performs well in the Vivino Style Awards, and it is recognition the wine team particularly enjoys receiving – as it is rated by the public. This acknowledgement by a global and modern community shows us that we are meeting our goal of making truly enjoyable wines.”