Kleine Zalze carries flag for SA Chardonnay in the heart of Burgundy

AT THE 2016 Chardonnay du Monde held at Château des Ravatys of the Pasteur Institute at Saint Lager in the Burgundy region of France, 15 South African wines placed among the 259 wines to win a medal.

Of the 782 entries from over 30 countries around the world, Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chardonnay from the 2015 vintage was the only SA representative included among the Top 10 on show in a competition that took place over four days of judging with the panellists tasting ‘blind’.

However, the Stellenbosch beauty was one of six Chardonnays from various parts of the Cape winelands to scoop gold medals at the event, with nine winning silver – Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Robertson cellars making most visits to the podium.

Medal Winners at Chardonnay du Monde 2016

GOLD

Durbanville Hills 2015
Franschhoek Cellar Our Town Hall Unoaked 2015
KLEINE ZALZE VINEYARD SELECTION 2015

Môreson Mercator Premium 2013
Robertson Winery Constitution Road 2013

Uva Mira The Single Tree 2014

SILVER

Bon Courage Unwooded 2015
Boschendal 1685 2015
Durbanville Hills Rhinofields 2014
Fleur du Cap 2015 (Bergkelder)
Rietvallei JMB 2015
Robertson Winery Constitution Road 2014
Savanha Naledi 2014 (Spier)

Warwick The White Lady 2015
Weltevrede Place of Rocks 2015

For an indication of the cellar-door prices, see here. For info about the wineries, see here.