Grand Gold at the 2013 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013
Doolhof Wine Estate
The Doolhof Minotaur of the Labyrinth 2009, a Cape blend of more than 30% Pinotage with Malbec, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot was awarded a Grand Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013.
The competition was held from the 10th to the 12th of May in Bratislava, Slovakia. This year, 8 200 wines from 50 wine producing countries were judged by the International tasting panel, consisting of 305 judges from 40 nationalities.

A total of 2 408 medals were awarded, with the majority of the medals going to France. South Africa garnered 40 medals in total. What is significant is that less than 1% of all medal winners are awarded a Grand Gold medal, which adds to the prestige of this achievement.
This is the second gold medal for the Minotaur 2009, as it also won a Michelangelo International Wine Awards Double Gold medal. The wine sells for R180 from the cellar door.

About Doolhof:
Doolhof wine estate is located high in the historic Bovlei valley, north east of Wellington. The name Doolhof means “labyrinth” in Afrikaans and it is believed the name originated when settlers first set sight on the beautiful valley, with its labyrinthine topography.

The estate produces three wine portfolios, fitting with their strategy of offering exceptional quality wines on various price points. The Doolhof Legends of the Labyrinth range follows the Greek mythology with a range of excellent wines for all tables.  The Signatures Doolhof ranges are all single varietal estate wines.  These same varietals are used in the Legend Blends.  The trio is completed by the Cape Series – an easy drinking affordable value range of wines.

The 380 hectare property is an accredited member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative which is an industry wide project to help promote the conservation of fynbos, therefore two blocks of land; 50 hectares each beneath Bains Kloof Pass have been identified for clearing and monitoring regarding alien plant invasion.

The Grand Dedale country house was recently voted the regional winner in The Great Wine Capitals ‘Best of Wine Tourism’ awards and also received the Country Comfort Award for Boutique Accommodation on a wine farm by the Klink!  Wine Tourism Awards.