Cable Wine Systems (www.CableWineSystems.com), creators of the most versatile and sophisticated wine racking system on the market, is weighing in on a South African Chardonnay being voted the world’s best.
This year’s Decanter World Wine Awards voted DeMorgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2015 from South African businesswoman Wendy Appelbaum as the world’s number one Chardonnay priced over 15 euros. This marks the second significant victory for the Stellenbosch DeMorgenzon estate, as this same wine also won top prize at the International Wine Challenge back in April of this year.
(Source: “South African Chardonnay Voted the World’s Best,” Wine.co.za, June 20, 2016; http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=28789.)
“It’s always amazing to see just how much regions are really pushing out some amazing wine,” says Janice Bednarz, General Manager of Cable Wine Systems. “These competitions are judged by experts from around the world, so to come out on top means a lot to these brands.”
The Decanter World Wine Awards competition was held in the U.K. earlier this month. Between that and the International Wine Challenge, DeMorgenzon beat out roughly 30,000 other entries.
“It’s hard to imagine having to compete with that many wines,” Bednarz explains. “It’s an amazing feat that speaks to the quality of that wine and the work that the winemakers put in to creating such a prestigious blend.”
Appelbaum took over the DeMorgenzon Estate in 2003. By 2007, one of its vintages was already being recognized with a five-star rating. The Chardonnay that was twice victorious this year was already named South African Wine of the Year in 2015 in the Platter South African Wine Guide.
“Wine appreciation really is worldwide. Travel parts of the globe one can recognize just how many cultures have a great appreciation for everything related to wine,” Bednarz concludes. “Global competitions like the ones discussed here show that wine continues to be an important pastime.”
Cable Wine Systems continues its own appreciation for wine culture by producing award-winning wine racks.