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Top 100 SA Wine Challenge

The Top 100 SA Wine Challenge has just been completed and provided an objective, independent and
professional rating of South Africa’s fine wines. Judging panels were made up of the highest quality experts.There were 2 tasting panels of 4 judges witheach panel comprising two SA judges and two international judges and at least two on each panel were MWs- Master of Wine. Considering that there are less than 300 MW’s in the world it really encapulates how prestige’s the awards are for those vineyards that make it onto the list.
“The South African Top100 is one of the most exciting
projects I have ever been involved with,setting new   standards of professionalism and integrity for the
Cape Wine industry.” Tim Aitkin MW- Chair UK
“Unlike any other wine competition I have been involved
with, Top 100 sets the standard in terms of rigour. Each wine is tasted from
freshly poured and decanted samples side-by-side, and ample time is allocated
to discussion.” Jamie Goode -UK
Stellenbosch topped the awards with 37 wines making it onto the prestigious list of which there were 9 Red Blends,5 Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 Shiraz ,2 Pinotage, 1 Merlot and 1 Cabernet Franc
There were also 13 White wines that made it onto the list from the Stellenbosch region which included 7 Chenin Blanc
3 Chardonnay 1 Savignon Blanc 2 Bordeaux White Blends
SIMONSIG VINEYARD was the most successful producer of the competition with 4 wines in the Top 100 namely Chenin Avec Chen
Cuvee Royale MCC 2005, Frans Malan 2005, Pinotage Redhill 2007

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