Kleine Zalze heads up SA champions at Syrah du Monde

SYRAH du Monde is held in May every year at Château d’Ampuis in the northern Rhône, France. A taste-off involving some of the world’s best Shiraz, it’s a respected international competition which in 2013 involved 423 wines from 28 countries. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded, with much praise heaped on the Top 10. This year five South African entries featured among the 31 gold medallists and of these Kleine Zalze of Stellenbosch went on to place among the best of the best.

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
Cloof The Very Sexy Shiraz 2010
Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz 2008
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2009 – Top 10
Muratie Ronnie Melck Shiraz 2009
Rhebokskloof Black Marble Hill Syrah 2010SA SILVER MEDAL WINNERS

Boschendal 1685 Shiraz 2011
Boschendal Cecil John Reserve Shiraz 2010
Cederberg Shiraz 2010
Hartenberg Shiraz 2009
Hartenberg The Stork Shiraz 2009
Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2009 (Waterford)
Laborie Jean Taillefert 2011
Mount Sutherland Syrah 2009 (Super Single Vineyards)
Rhebokskloof Estate Shiraz 2010
Robertson Winery No 1 Constitution Road Shiraz 2010
Simonsig Merindol Syrah 2011
Simonsig Merindol Syrah 2010
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Shiraz 2009

For more information about the 2013 edition of Syrah du Monde and more of the competition results, click here.