Top spot at Syrah du Monde 2017 goes to Driehoek of the Cederberg

SYRAH du Monde 2017 involved 372 entries from 26 countries. Judging took place over two days at the Ampuis Castle overlooking the Rhône River and surrounded by grapevines in the heart of the Côte-Rôtie, France – although 55 of the 100 panel members were from outside France.

Once all was said and done, gold medals were awarded for 33 wines, silvers to 90, and howzat! Of the most highly rated gold medallists, first place went to…

Driehoek Shiraz 2014

i.e. from the Du Toit family’s farm in the Cederberg – a gold medal winner at Veritas 2016, with the winemaking courtesy of David Nieuwoudt at the nearby Cederberg Private Cellar.

Also among the Top 10 was…

Robertson Winery Constitution Road Shiraz 2013

i.e. with gold medals going to three more of South Africa’s top Shiraz:

Bon Courage Inkará 2014 (Robertson)
Hartenberg Gravel Hill 2013 (Stellenbosch)
Simonsig Merindol 2010 (Stellenbosch)

Plus, 10 South African wines achieved silver medals… For the full results and more about the competition, see here.


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