Concours Mondial 2013 results

May 19, 2013
by Christian
in News
with 2 Comments

Concours-Mondial-2013The 2013 Concours Mondial was held over 10 to 12 May in Bratislava, Slovakia and attracted 8 200 wines from 50 producer countries. Results were announced recently and top performing South African wines were as follows:

Grand Gold Medals:
KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2011
Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz 2011

Gold Medals:
Almenkerk Syrah 2010
Alvi’s Drift AD CVC 2011
Asara Shiraz 2010
Cirrus Syrah 2010
Doolhof The Minotaur 2009
Escapades Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Malbec 2011
Escapades Semillon 2012             
Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered 2010
Franschhoek Statue de Femme Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Gabrielskloof Shiraz 2010             
Riebeek Cellars Kasteelberg Shiraz 2011
KWV Cathedral Cellar Triptych 2011
KWV Classic Tawny          
KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot 2011       
KWV The Mentors Pinotage 2011              
La Motte Shiraz 2010     
Laborie Jean Taillefert 2011        
Rustenberg Stellenbosch Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2010
Saronsberg Full Circle 2010
Saronsberg Provenance Rooi 2010          
Simonsig Tiara 2009        
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage 2011         
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Shiraz 2009               
Whalehaven Pinot Noir 2012

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  1. Tim JamesMay 19, 2013 at 10:17 pmReply

    It’s hardly a list of what one would think of as the better Cape wines… This competition, more than most, doesn’t attract anything except the desperate, on the whole, does it? It is noticeable that KWV seems to enter just about every competition that is going, important or not which is surely more a sign of cynicism than of confidence in quality. In fact, is there anything more depressing in the wine world than these ghastly lists of medal winners? While the organisers walk away with the loot and the producers are left with hefty bills and a handfuls of stickers, confused winelovers are left with what? Nothing of any value whatsoever.

    • jeremy SampsonMay 21, 2013 at 3:35 pmReply

      After his Concourse Mondial rant I can’t wait to hear Tim’s thoughts about KWV’s successes at the Decanter World Wine Awards. I’m sure he won’t disappoint.
      And surely he has something profound to add about the Australian passing the baton back to a South African as the chief winemaker at KWV.
      Come on Tim, don’t disappoint.

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