2015 Chardonnay du Monde: Groot Constantia on a roll with top Chardonnay accolade in France following ‘iconic’ performance with trio of red wines on home soil

chardonnaydumonde_logoTHE WINEMAKING team led by cellarmaster Boela Gerber at Groot Constantia have got off to a great start to the year, first with a haul of silverware and certificates at the South African Classic Wine Trophy competition and now with a place among the Top 10 at Chardonnay du Monde in Burgundy, France.

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Jonkershuis, Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2013 was the only SA wine included among the Top 10 at the showdown in Burgundy, with a gold medal also presented to the Bergkelder of Stellenbosch for the 2014 Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay.

In total, 56 of the 826 entries from 41 countries won gold medals, 196 – including 13 from the Cape – won silver and 23 bronze. Of the most highly rated gold medallists at Chardonnay du Monde 2015, eight were from France, with South Africa, Australia, Switzerland, Hungary, Canada and Brazil the other countries to get a look in…

 

SA GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2013

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay 2014 (Bergkelder)


SA SILVER MEDAL WINNERS

A Few Good Men Chardonnay 2014 (Riebeek Cellars)

Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2013

Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 2013

De Wetshof Bateleur Chardonnay 2012

Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2013 (Bergkelder)

Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2013

Le Bonheur Chardonnay 2014

Lourensford Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2014

Môreson Mercator Premium Chardonnay 2012

Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2014

Robertson Winery Kings River Chardonnay 2013

Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2013

Uva Mira Chardonnay 2013

 

One comment

  • Kate Bastable

    We’ll have to drop by Groot Constantia next time we’re in the country!