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MICHELANGO WINE AWARDS 2011

MICHELANGELO WINE AWARDS 2011
The results of the annual Michelangelo Wine Awards now in its 15th year have been
announced
There were 226 producers who entered 1,385 wines for the international judges to judge of which 475 wines received medals

The Grand Prix Trophy awarded to the wine with the highest score in the competition went to Journey’s End Chardonnay 2010

SHIRAZ was the red wine with the most entries and a total of 169
were entered. The judges felt that the 2009 vintages were well integrated and
had good varietal character. The 2007 vintage expressed quality all round.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON was the second highest entry with 143
entries, the 2010 vintage showing the most promise. Red Blends (116) were
followed by Pinotage (100)
SAUVIGNON BLANC was the most popular white wine entered followed
by Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc
PAARL with 38 Gold Medals was followed by STELLENBOSCH (33)
DURBANVILLE ( 15 )
CONSTANTIA ( 1 )   and the rest of
South Africa’s wine regions made up for the rest. ( 85)
The full results can be viewed at the following link
http://www.michelangeloawards.com/_results/results2011.php

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