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International Aromatic Wine Competition 2011

By December 24, 2011No Comments

The results for the ninth International Aromatic Wine Competition were released in October, but in the rush of higher profile wine show results also being made public, I’ve missed them. However, the results of this show are very relevant, as the show is open to varieties that are particularly suited for enjoyment over the warmer months. Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Viognier classes are supplemented by judging for newer and rarer-seen varieties in this country, such as Gruner Veltliner, Verdelho, Arneis and Sauvignon Gris. The competition is open to wines from any internationally recognised region.

Of 408 wines judged, up 31 entries over the previous year, there were 21 (5.15%) gold, 66 (16.18%) silver and 173 (42.4%) bronze medals awarded. The Supreme Champion Wine in Show Trophy went to the Whitehaven Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010, and follows the award to another Gewurztraminer in 2010, which was the West Brook Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010.

The judging is run under the auspices of the Canterbury A&P Show, with experienced judge Terry Copeland as the chairman, with Jane Boyle, Rex Ormandy, Petter Evans, Yvonne Lorkin, Jo Burzynska and Jim Harré as the judges.

Following is a list of the trophy and gold medal winners. The full results can be seen at www.theshow.co.nz/downloads/International_Aromatic_Wine_Comp_Results_2011.pdf

Trophy Winners
Supreme Champion Wine in Show
Whitehaven Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010
The Press Champion Pinot Gris
Sea Level ‘Home Block’ Pinot Gris 2011
Champion Riesling Trophy
Vic Williams Classic Riesling 2011
Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Nautilus Estate ‘Vineyard Selection Lanark Lane’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Champion Gewurztraminer
Whitehaven Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010
Champion Sweet Aromatic
Brancott Estate ‘Brancott’ Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Champion Label
Mt Beautiful Riesling 2009
Gold Medal Winners
Greystone 2010
Mondillo 2011
Te Whare Ra ‘D’ 2011
Vic Williams Classic 2011
Sauvignon Blanc
Alpine Valley 2011
Kim Crawford ‘Regional Reserve’ 2011
Matua Valley ‘Paretai’ 2011
Montana by Brancott Estate 2010
Nautilus Estate ‘Vineyard Selection Lanark Lane’ Marlborough 2011
Squealing Pig 2011
Stanley Estates 2011
The Kings Favour 2011
Whitehaven Marlborough 2011
Whitehaven ‘Greg’ Marlborough 2011
Pinot Gris
Alpine Valley 2011
Sea Level ‘Home Block’ 2011
Lawsons Dry Hills 2009
Whitehaven Marlborough 2010
Sweet Aromatic Varieties
Brancott Estate ‘Brancott’ Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Charles Wiffen Late Harvest Riesling 2009
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Noble Viognier 2010

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