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2011 WINNERS OF THE CLASSIC WINE TROPHY ANNOUNCED

Groot Constantia has been named the overall winner of the 2011 Classic Wine Trophy competition held at the Taj Hotel on Friday evening with the winning farm’s winemaker Boela Gerber taking home the Bacchus trophy as well as a return flight to France courtesy of the competition..

In a sweep of wins Groot Constantia was also presented with the award for the best wines in the White and Red wine categories while Quinta do Sul won the trophy this year for its 2008 Port in the Sweet Wine category.

Invited guests comprising members of the press, trade, estate representatives and members of the French Consul and Chamber of Commerce, were met on arrival at the Taj hotel’s Mint Restaurant with a glass of the winning sparkling wine, Teddy Hall’s Blanc de Blanc 2005.

The 17 Gold winners were announced by competition owner and organiser Christophe Durand during the course of the dinner which was once again; in true french style, accompanied by celebratory cheers and amiable interjections from the French judges who were enjoying their evening. The results of the Classic Wine Trophy Competition:

CLASSIC WINE TROPHY 2011 OVER ALL WINNER
Groot Constantia

BEST SPARKLING WINE TROPHY
Teddy Hall Wines Blanc de Blanc 2005

BEST WHITE WINE TROPHY
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Chardonnay 2009

BEST RED WINE TROPHY
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2008

BEST SWEET WINE TROPHY
Quinta do Sul Port (7 varieties) 2008

GOLD WINNERS WHITE WINE CATEGORY
Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2010                             
Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2009
Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2009
Vergelegen Reserve Chardonnay 2009

GOLD WINNERS RED WINE CATEGORY
Raka Biography Shiraz 2008
La Motte Pierneef (Shiraz/Viognier) 2008
Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2008
Cape Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve 2009
Druk My Niet Find Art School Collection (Cabernet Sauvignon) 2009
Warwick Wine Trilogy (Bordeaux Blend) 2007
Thelema Sutherland (Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot) 2008
Groot Constantia Pinotage 2009
Southern Right Pinotage 2009

SILVER WINNERS

SWEET
KLEIN CONSTANTIA VIN DE CONSTANCE MUSCAT DE FRONTIGNAN  2006
GROOT CONSTANTIA GRAND CONSTANCE MUSCAT DE FRONTIGNAN WHITE AND RED 2008
DE KRANS DE KRANS CAPE TAWNY PORT NV
SPARKLING
SARONSBERG CELLAR SARONSBERG METHOD CAP CLASSIQUE BRUT - CHARDONNAY 2007
BOSCHENDAL GRANND PAVILLION MCC CHAR AND PINOT 2007
VILLIERA MONRO BRUT 2005
VERGELEGEN VERGELEGEN MMV BRUT MMV BRUT CHAR PINOT NOIR 2007
WHITES
THELEMA SUTHERLAND CHARDONNAY 2009
HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY 2010
ATARAXIA ATARAXIA CHARDONNAY 2009
BOUCHARD FINLAYSON MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY 2009
BOSCHENDAL RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2009
LA MOTTE LA MOTTE CHARDONNAY 2009
FORT SIMON FORT SIMON CHENIN BLANC 2009
MISCHA ESTATE MISCHA ROUSANNE 2010
SOUTHERN RIGHT SOUTHERN RIGHT SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010
DU TOIT FAMILY WINES DRIEHOEK SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010
CAPE CHAMONIX CHAMONIX RESERVE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009
THE GOOSE WINES GOOSE WINES SAUVIGNON BLANC 2008
THE GOOSE WINES GOOSE WINES SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009
BRUNIA WINES BRUNIA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009
LA MOTTE PIERNEEF  SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010
HOWARDS BOOYSEN  HB WINES WEISSER RIESLING 2010
VUURBERG VUURBERG WHITE BLEND 2010
DEETLEFS WINE ESTATE DEETLEFS FAMILIE WHITE BLEND 2009
GROOT CONSTANTIA GOUVERNEURS RESERVE WHITE BLEND SEMILLION/SAUV BLANC 2009
PAUL CLUVER  WEISSER RIESLING 2009
PAUL CLUVER  CLOSE ENCOUNTER RIESLING 2009
VRIESENHOF VRIESENHOF CHARDONNAY 2010
HOOPENBERG INTEGER WHITE BLEND 2008
REDS
ATARAXIA SERENITY RED BLEND 2007
VUURBERG VUURBERG RED BLEND 2006
SARONSBERG CELLAR PROVENANCE ROOI RED BLEND 2009
RAKA QUINARY RED BLEND 2007
VILLIERA MONRO RED BLEND 2006
HOOPENBERG INTEGER RED BLEND 2008
VERGELEGEN VERGELEGEN  RED BLEND 2006
LA MOTTE MILLENNIUM RED BLEND 2009
VRIESENHOF KALLISTA RED BLEND 2005
EIKENDAL EIKENDAL CLASSIQUE BORDEAUX BLEND 2008
DIEU DONNE VINEYARDS DIEU DONNE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
BELFIELD MAGNIFICA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2007
VERGELEGEN VERGELEGEN  MERLOT 2007
HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS PINOT NOIR 2009
BERGSIG ESTATE BERGSIG PINOTAGE 2008
CAPE CHAMONIX GREYWACKE PINOTAGE 2008
PERDEBERG PERDEBERG PINOTAGE 2010
SARONSBERG CELLAR SARONSBERG SHIRAZ 2008
DUNSTONE WINES DUNSTONE SHIRAZ 2009
BRUNIA WINES BRUNIA SHIRAZ 2009
LA MOTTE LA MOTTE SHIRAZ 2009

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