Triple Gold success for Cloof Wine Estate!
Two of the wines from the Winemakers Selection range, The Cloof Shiraz 2012 and the Cloof Merlot 2012 both received gold medals at the esteemed China Wine and Spirits award this year. The Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz blend, the Cloof Dark Side 2013, from the Cloof Signature range, also went home with a gold medal around its neck.
The Cloof Merlot 2011 received the same accolade in 2014 while the Cloof Dark Side took home the gold in 2012.This proves again the consistency in the quality of wines produced at Cloof Wine Estate year on year.
The superb Cape blend, The Cloof Inkspot 2011 was awarded a silver medal while The Very Sexy Shiraz 2012 went home with a bronze.
The CWSA is the biggest and most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China. All 100 judges in this competition are carefully selected for being the top buyers of wines and spirits for this market and comprise of importers, retailers and sommeliers. After becoming the largest and fastest growing in the world, the Chinese wine market is getting another further boost thanks to the rising popularity of wines among younger consumers. With 37 million adults poised to attain drinking age within the next five years, experts say that sales in this segment alone could skyrocket by as much as 200%.
The unique style and quality of the Cloof wines is directly attributed to the fruit produced by the vineyards, most of which are dry land bush vines. These vines benefit greatly from the Darling regions unique and astounding combination of soil and climate which are proven by reception of these incredible accolades.