Franschhoek Cellar at the Top of the World
Jun 23rd 2011, 07:43
The excitement and celebration here at our cellar is tangible following the recent announcement from the internationally acclaimed Syrah du Monde Awards in Brussels that revealed Franschhoek Cellar Baker Station Syrah 2009 as a gold medalist and amongst the top ten in the competition.
“This is an amazing result for our Syrah,” says Franschhoek Cellar winemaker Richard Duckitt. “The typical peppery spice as well as all that succulent black and blue berry fruit that makes Shiraz so seductive was packed into 2009. We are fortunate to work with great purity of fruit that needs minimal oak to add intrigue. We prefer to hang on to that honest taste of Franschhoek.”
Syrah du Monde is an established International Competition that is judged by a panel of international wine experts in accordance with strict EU International Organisation of Wines and Vines regulations and quality standards. 383 wines from 24 countries were tasted with medals being awarded to 128 wines with only 34 Gold Awards.
“To appear in the top ten alongside great wines from France, Italy and Australia, Switzerland, Bulgaria and South Africa is a fantastic honour and goes to show the world class quality that Franschhoek has to offer,” says Richard. “And the best news is that it won’t break the budget either. World Class quality at this price point is a dream come true!”
The champion Franschhoek Cellar Baker Station Syrah 2009 makes for perfect winter drinking and is available from supermarkets and fine wine retailers nationwide.
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