20 March 2012 - by -
The 19th international competition of the World's best Chardonnay wines,
Chardonnay du Monde® has just come to an end. Competing against a large
concentration of chardonnay wine and vast geographical diversity: 908
wine samples from 43 countries.
Chardonnay du Monde® occupies a special place amongst international competitions thanks to its worldwide scope and its rigorous method. Strict quality standards and optimal tasting conditions enabled the international judges to award 303 medals that are recognised as a reliable criterion for selection.
Nine countries appear in the 2012 Top 10 list: Austria, Argentina, South Africa, Chile, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic and Switzerland reaffirm their good positioning. France obtains eight Gold Medals, two for Champagnes, two for Pays d’Oc wines, one for Saint-Véran, one for Meursault and two for Chablis including one at the top of the TOP 10 list.
South African winners:
Gold Medal winners
Distell: Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Chardonnay 2010
De Wetshof Estate: De Wetshof Estate Bateleur Chardonnay 2009
Rietvallei Wine Estate: Rietvallei Special Select Chardonnay 2011
Silver Medal winners
Bon Courage Estate: Cap Classique Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2006
Glen Carlou Vineyards Ltd: Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2010
Spier Wines: Naledi Chardonnay 2010
Bergsig Estate Wines: Bergsig Estate 2009
Distell: Nederburg Private Bin D270 Chardonnay 2010
Moreson Wine Farm: Moreson Premium Chardonnay - 37 Barrels 2010
Eikendal: Eikendal Stellenbosch Chardonnay UK 2011
Tokara Winery: Tokara Reserve Collection Walker Bay Chardonnay 2009
Hartenberg Farm Ltd: Hartenberg Chardonnay 2009
Moreson Wine Farm: Moreson "Solitaire" Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs NV
Simonsig Wine Estate: Simonsig Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2010
La Motte: La Motte Chardonnay 2010
KWV: Laborie Limited Collection Chardonnay 2010
Lanzerac Wines: Lanzerac Chardonnay 2011
Weltevrede Wine Estate: Weltevrede Place of Rocks Chardonnay 2011
Riebeek Cellars: A few good Men Chardonnay 2009
Bronze Medal winners
Glen Carlou Vineyards Ltd: Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2010
Hartenberg Farm Ltd: Hartenberg Chardonnay 2010
300 International expert judges
43 countries, 908 wines
303 medals: 67 Gold, 191 Silver and 45 Bronze
All the results are available on www.chardonnay-du-monde.com.
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