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MICHELANGELO CLASSES OF ENTRY 2017

WHITE  WINE

Class 1: Dry Chardonnay *

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

   * <5g/l

Class 2: Dry Chenin Blanc ⃰

A  Unwooded any vintage

B Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older  

   * <5g/l

Class 3: Dry Riesling  ⃰ (Weisser/Rhine)  

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older   

  * <5g/l

Class 4: Dry Sauvignon Blanc ⃰

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

  * <5g/l

 Class 5: Dry Semillon ⃰

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

   * <5g/l

 Class 6: Other Dry White Varieties ⃰ (other than above-mentioned classes)

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

   * <5g/l

 Class 7: Dry White Unwooded Blends ⃰

A  2017

B  2016 and older

   * <5g/l

 Class 8: Dry White Wooded Blends ⃰

 A  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

 B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

     * <5g/l

Class 9: Skin Contact/Extended Barrel Aged Whites

A  Skin contact

B  Extended barrel aged, 2+ years

Class 10: Off-dry/Medium dry/Semi-dry White varietals or blends (>5 -12g/l sugar)  

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded 2016 and older

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured any vintage 

Class 11: Semi-sweet White varietals or blends (>5 – 30g/l sugar)

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded 2016 and older

C Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured any vintage 

BLANC DE NOIR and ROSÉ WINE

Class 12: Dry Blanc de Noir ⃰  

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded 2016 and older

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured any vintage

   * <5g/l

Class 13: Dry Rosé ⃰

A  Unwooded 2017  

B  Unwooded 2016 and older

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured any vintage

   * <5g/l   

Class 14: Off-dry/Medium dry/Semi-dry Blanc de Noir (<5 -12g/l sugar)

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded 2016 and older  

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured any vintage

Class 15: Off-dry/Medium dry/Semi-dry Rosé (<5 -12g/l sugar)

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded 2016 and older 

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured any vintage

Class 16: Semi-sweet Blanc de Noir (<5 – 30g/l sugar)

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded 2016 and older 

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured any vintage

Class 17: Semi-sweet Rosé (>5 – 30g/l g/l sugar)

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded 2016 and older

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured any vintage

RED WINE

Class 18: Cabernet Sauvignon  

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

Class 19: Merlot

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

Class 20: Pinotage (includes entries for the best Coffee/Mocha Style Pinotage Trophy)

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

D  Coffee/Mocha style Pinotage Trophy (<8g/l sugar). Any vintage

Class 21: Pinot Noir (includes entries for the Pinot Noir Trophy)

      A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

Class 22: Shiraz

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

Class 23: Cinsaut

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

NEW! Class 24: Cabernet Franc (includes entries for the best Cabernet Franc Trophy)

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

Class 25: Other Red Varieties (not mentioned in above classes)

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

Class 26: Cape Blends >30% Pinotage (if wine contains more Shiraz than Pinotage enter it in Class 27)

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

Class 27: Red Blends dominated by Shiraz (>30% Shiraz)

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

Class 28: Bordeaux Blends (containing two or more of the following: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec). This includes entries for the French Style Red Blend Trophy

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

Class 29: Red blends (other than Classes 26, 27 and 28)

A  Unwooded any vintage

B  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2017

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured 2016 and older

SPARKLING WINE

Class 30: Méthode Cap Classique and Méthode Ancestrale

A Unwooded non-vintage

B Unwooded vintage

C Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured non-vintage or vintage

Class 31: Tank Fermented/Charmat

A  Non-vintage

B  2017

C  2016 and older

Class 32: Carbonated 

A  Non-vintage

B  2017

C  2016 and older

D Other: Perlé/Petillant

E Prosecco

F Lambrusco

NEW!! Class 33: French Champagne

A Unwooded non-vintage

B Unwooded vintage

C Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured non-vintage or vintage

 

FORTIFIED WINE 

Class 34: White Muscat (containing at least 75% white Muscat varieties)

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded non-vintage or 2016 and older

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured non-vintage or vintage

Class 35: Red Muscat (containing at least 75% Red Muscat varieties)

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded non-vintage or 2016 and older

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured non-vintage or vintage

Class 36: Hanepoot/Non-Muscat 

A  Unwooded 2017 any Vintage

B  Unwooded non-vintage or 2016 and older

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured non-vintage or vintage

Class 37: Sherry-style wine

A  Fino/Pale Dry

B  Medium Cream

C  Full Cream

Class 38: Port style/Cape Ruby

A Non-vintage

B Vintage

Class 39:  Port style/Cape Tawny

A Non-vintage

B Vintage

Class 40: Port style/Cape Late Bottled Vintage

Class 41: Port style/Vintage and Vintage Reserve 

A  Vintage

B  Vintage Reserve

Class 42: Other fortified wines (other than classes 33 – 40)

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded non-vintage or 2016 and older

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured non-vintage or vintage

SWEET WINES

Class 43: Natural Sweet (>20g/l sugar)

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded 2016 and older

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured non-vintage or vintage

Class 44: Other Late Harvest and Dessert Wines (>20g/l sugar)

A  Late Harvest/Special Late Harvest

B  Ice Wine

C  Straw Wine

Class 45: Botrytised wine/Noble Late Harvest (>50g/l sugar)

A  Unwooded 2017

B  Unwooded 2016 and older

C  Barrel fermented and/or barrel matured non-vintage or vintage

DISTILLED PRODUCTS

Class 46: Brandy from grapes. Includes entries for the Brandy Trophy

A   Blended. Please state age of entry.

B  100% Potstill. Please state age of entry.

C  Vintage. Please state age of entry as well as vintage.

*Ages:

  1. i) Non-vintage/No age stated
  2. ii) 3-8 yr

      iii) 9-15 yr

  1. iv) 16 yr and older

D Exotic Brandy (Muscat) and Flavored Brandy (Buchu/Ginger/Honeybush)

E Other Brandy state (fruit or grain brandy)

Class 47: Other grape spirit

A Eau de Vie

B Immature (Non-chill filtered. No added flavors or synthetic chemicals). Pure copper pot-distilled grape spirit.)

C Solera (fractional blending)

Class 48: Spirits from Marc *

A *Grappa/Husk Brandy from South Africa

B  Grappa from outside South Africa

   *Can include aged products

Class 49: Other Spirits

A  Gin

  1. London Dry
  2. Old Tom (sweeter, less-botanical)
  • Contemporary (juniper a main flavor, but other botanicals dominate)
  1. Genever

       B  Other White Spirits

C  Vodka

  1. Flavored Vodka
  2. Unflavored Vodka

D   Rum

  1. Un-aged Rum
  2. Aged Rum
  • White
  1. Dark
  2. Spiced

F Other Spirits (eg Cane -please specify)

Class 50: Craft spirits

A Craft Gin

B Craft vodka

C Craft Rum

Definition of craft spirit:

  1. A craft spirit is distilled by a craft spirit producer (under 10 000L alc pa)
  2. A craft spirit uses only natural products and processes to achieve the end-product’s sensory profile.

Liqueurs

 Class 51: Spirits from fruit, fruit liqueurs and other liqueurs *          

A  Absinthe

B  Aperitifs

C  Coffee and Chocolate Liqueurs

D  Cream/Dairy Liqueurs

E  Fruit Liqueurs:

  1. Berries
  2. Citrus
  • Coconut
  1. Other fruit liqueurs

F  Herbal/Botanical and Spice Liqueurs:

  1. Elderflower
  2. Anise
  • Peppermint
  1. Other (Please specify)

G  Nut Liqueurs

H  Vegetables and Roots:

  1. Ginger
  2. Other (Please specify)

I   Schnapps

J  Unlisted Spirit (Please specify)

Class 52:  Fruit Wines, Flavored Wines, Vermouth and Other Wine Types *

A  White Vermouth

B  Red Vermouth

C  Fortified White Fruit Wines

D  Fortified Red Fruit Wines

E  Meads

F Sparkling Flavored Wine

  1. Red
  2. White

G Still Flavored Wine

  1. Red
  2. White

* Notes to Liqueur Classes:

  • We follow the Europeans definition of liqueur:  A liqueur is a spirit which contains at least 100g sugar per litre and a minimum alcohol level of 15%. 
  • Two exceptions are noted: Cherry liqueur may contain as little as 70g/l sugar if made exclusively with alcohol from distillation of cherries (i.e. not alcohol derived from other sources), and Egg liqueur may contain 14% alcohol, which must be mentioned on the label…
  • The addition of synthetic aromas identical to the natural aroma (‘naturidentischer Aromastoff’) is permitted, except for certain fruit liqueurs, including pineapple, black currant, cherries, raspberries, black berry, citrus fruits, mince, aniseed, gentian.
  • ‘Wine Liqueur’ or ‘Liqueur Wine’ contains at least 17.5% alcohol, made from wine or concentrated grape, and is fortified. The latter is popular in France i.e. Pineau de Charente and in Cyprus the fortified Commandaria made by LOEL is labelled ‘Liqueur Wine’.