It was a good day for Mont Rochelle Mountain Vineyards when the awards were announced at the London Wine Competition 2019. Not only did three of their wines win awards, their Miko Red 2010 was the only South African wine to win a Gold Award at the competition.
Mont Rochell’s Miko White 2016 and Syrah 2015 each received Bronze Awards.
The awards are the ultimate seal of approval in the global wine industry. The judging panel consists of 11 Masters of Wine, including many senior sommeliers from some of London’s most accredited restaurants, buyers and traders.
Each wine is scored in three different categories: Quality, Value and Packaging and then scored on a 100-point scale. Wines that score 90+ points are awarded Gold medals, those that score 76 to 89 points are awarded Silver medals and Bronze medals are given to those achieving 65 to 75 points.
Cellar Master Dustin Osborne says, “As the competition prides itself on celebrating wines that wine drinkers actually want to buy and enjoy, whether it’s from a shop or ordering from a wine list in a restaurant, winning these awards is a fantastic achievement for our Mont Rochelle vineyard and winery.”
He describes The Miko Red 2010 as “Remarkably youthful with purple tinged colour, a classic Rhone style wine boasting aromas of black fruits, cloves and spice interlaced with black olives, scrub and cracked pepper. The pallet is elegant, and portrays nuances of dark fruits and a fresh polished tannin profile.”
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