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Decanter World Wine Awards – what did SA win

The announcements for this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards were yet again eagerly anticipated by many of South Africa’s wine makers and wine enthusiasts alike. The event was held on the 17th of May at the London Trade Wine Fair and South African wines, once again, did us proud!

DWWA results now live

 South African Gold Medal Winners (26) 

Whites: (14)
Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur 2007
Cape Point Vineyards Chardonnay 2009
Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2009
Quoin Rock The Nicobar 2009
Nederburg Winemasters Reserv Chenin Blanc 2009
Asda Extra Special Fairtrade Chenin Blanc 2010
Beaumont Wines Hope Marguerite 2010
Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2010
Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay 2010
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2010
KWV Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2010
Lomond Pincushion Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Longridge Chenin Blanc 2010
Steenberg Semillon 2010

Reds (12):
Saxenburg Shiraz Select 2006
Rijk’s Estate Syrah 2007
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage 2008
Thelema Mountain Vineyards Sutherland Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot 2008
Waterkloof Circumstance Syrah 2008
Saronsberg Full Circle 2008
Longridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Rickety Bridge Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Dieu Donné Cross Collection Shiraz-Viognier 2008
Fleur Du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Holden Manz Big G 2009
Spier Mitchells Pass Malbec 2010

South African Regional Medal Winners (10) 

Whites (6):
Waterkloof Circumstance Chenin Blanc 2009
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2009
Lomond Snowbush 2009
Allee Bleue Chenin Blanc 2010
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2010

Reds (4):
Cirrus Syrah 2007
Klein Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
KWV The Mentors Orchestra 2008
Doolhof Signatures Of Doolhof Pinotage 2009

The DWWA Top Ten’s are equally prestigious categories as they essentially portray the best of the best from around the world. South African wines featured in six of the Top Ten categories:

1. Top 10 Chardonnay’s: Cape Point Vineyards’ Chardonnay, 2009.
2. Top 10 Syrah/Shiraz’s: Waterkloof’s Circumstance Syrah, 2008.
3. Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc’s: Kleine Zalze, Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, 2010 and Quoin Rock, The Nicobar, 2009.
4. Top 10 Sweet Wines: Nederburg, Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest, 2010.
5. Top 10 Cabernet Sauvignon’s: Longridge, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 and Rickety Bridge, Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008.
6. Top 10 Best Value Gold Medal Winners: Spier, Mitchells Pass Malbec,2010, Asda, Extra Special Fairtrade Chenin Blanc, 2010.

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