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Hawke’s Bay A&P Mercedes-Benz Wine Awards 2011 – Medal Results

By October 8, 2011No Comments
The results of the 2011 Hawke’s Bay A&P Mercedes-Benz Wine Awards have been released. Of over 330 wines entered, there were 33 gold, 58 silver and 121 bronze medals awarded. The judging, held over 19-20 September, was chaired by Rod McDonald with the judging panels consisting of Joelle Thomson, Matt Deller, Cath Oates, Warren Gibson, Ant Mackenzie, and Steve Flamsteed of Giant Steps winery in Australia.
The Villa Maria group was dominant in the gold medal results with 7 golds for Villa Maria labels, 4 for Esk Valley and 1 for Vidals, the tally over one-third of the total golds awarded. Alpha Domus, Church Road and Trinity Hill each took 3 golds and Te Awa’s ‘Left Field’ wines took 2 golds.
First run in 2001, the Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards has provided a focus on the wine and varieties of New Zealand’s second largest wine-growing region. The show incorporates a Museum Class showcasing wines which have developed well with bottle-age. The trophies will be announced on 18 October. The gold medal winners follow. Go to www.wineshow.co.nz for the full list of medal winners.
Church Road ‘Cuve’ Merlot 2009
Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2010
Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Merlot 2007
Red Blends – Cabernet Sauvignon Dominant
Church Road ‘Reserve’Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2009
Newton Forrest Estate ‘Cornerstone’ 2009
Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2009
Red Blends – Merlot Dominant
Church Road Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2009
Esk Valley ‘Winemakers Reserve’ Gimblett Gravels Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2007
Matariki ‘Quintology’ 2007
Te Awa ‘Left Field’ Merlot/Malbec 2009
Alpha Domus ‘The Barnstormer’ Syrah 2010
Ash Ridge Syrah 2009
Couper’s Shed Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2010
Squawking Magpie ‘The Stoned Crow’Syrah 2009
Te Awa ‘Left Field’ Syrah 2010
Trinity Hills Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2010
Other Premium Red Varietals and Blends
Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Malbec 2009
Esk Valley ‘Winemakers Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2007
Morton Estate ‘Black Label’ Chardonnay 2007
Osawa Wines ‘Winemaker’s Collection’ Chardonnay 2010
Vidal ‘Reserve Series’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2010
Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2010
Villa Maria ‘Single Vineyard – Keltern’ Chardonnay 2009
Villa Maria ‘Single Vineyard – Keltern’ Chardonnay 2010
Sauvignon Blanc and/or Semillon
Askerne Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Trinity Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Pinot Gris
Sileni ‘Estate Selection – Parkhill’ Pinot Gris 2010
Alpha Domus ‘The Wingwalker’ Viognier 2010
Villa Maria ‘Single Vineyard – Omahu Gravels’ Viognier 2010
Sweet Wines
Alpha Domus ‘AD Noble Selection’ 2011
Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Malbec Rosé 2011
Museum Class
Black Barn Vineyards ‘Barrel Fermented’ Chardonnay 2007

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