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Groot Constantia chardonnay judged best in world

Groot Constantia’s 2013 Chardonnay has been judged as the best in the world at the recent 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde competition.

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The competition was held from the 11 to 14 of March in the Burgundy wine region of France.

Chardonnay-du-Monde is an international wine competition that has been held every year since 1993. It focuses specifically on chardonnay wines.

Beating more than 800 other entrants from across the globe to be judged best overall, Groot Constantia’s 2013 Chardonnay proudly represented South Africa as one of only two chardonnays from South Africa to feature in the top 56 and to receive a gold medal.

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“Our Chardonnay has always been an over achiever,” says Jean Naude, chief executive of Groot Constantia, who explains that Groot Constantia’s chardonnay varietal has won a total of 16 gold medals over the past 10 vintages.

Groot Constantia is celebrating its 330th year of continuous wine production this year.

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