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Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards

Cape to Cairo Syrah 2006 wins silver medal.

The Michelangelo International Wine Awards (MIWA), widely regarded as one of the wine competitions with the most credibility in South Africa, announced the results of the 13th annual competition at a gala event at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West on Saturday 12 September 2009.

A record number of 1502 entries from 263 wine producers were received - 160 more wines than in 2008. Red blends, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc entries dominated the competition with red blends being the most entered category with 220 entries, Shiraz with 188 entries and Sauvignon Blanc with 179.

The entries collected a total of 524 medals of which 52 were double gold, 191 gold and 279 silver. In addition, nine trophies were awarded. In accordance with the rules of the Michelangelo International Wine Awards, a maximum of 30% of the entries may be awarded a medal which adds to the prestige of a wine bearing a Michelangelo medal.

For a wine to be awarded with a double gold medal, it has to score 96 points or more, and for a gold above 92 points.

Cape to Cairo Shiraz 2006 Awards

Cape to Cairo (Syrah 2006) has received a silver medal.

2009 Santam Classic Wine Trophy

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