Cape Town – Groot Constantia’s 2013 Chardonnay was judged the best in the world at the recent 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde competition.
The runner up was the 2013 DB Reserve Chardonnay from Australia.
The competition was held from March 11 to 14 in the Burgundy wine region of France.
Chardonnay-du-Monde is an international wine competition held every year since 1993.
The competition’s name means ‘Chardonnay of the world’ and as this suggests, the competition focuses specifically on Chardonnay wines.
Beating over 800 other entrants from across the globe to be judged best overall, Groot Constantia’s 2013 Chardonnay proudly represented South Africa as one of only two Chardonnay’s from SA to feature in the top 56 and to receive a gold.
The other gold medal went to Fleur de Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay (2014) from Cape legends.
South African winners of silver medals were:
Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay, 2013
Uva Mira Chardonnay 2013
Glen Carlou Quartz Stone 2013
JMB Chardonnay 2014
A few good Men Chardonnay 2014
Tokara Reserva Collection Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2013
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2013
Moreson Mercator Premium Chardonnay 2012
Bateleur Chardonnay 2012
Lourensford Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2014
Le Bonheur Chardonnay 2014
Kings River Chardonnay 2013
Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 2013
IOL, adapted from a press release