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Marlborough Wine Show 2016 – Gold Medal Winners

By October 19, 2016No Comments

The medal results of the 2016 Marlborough Wine Show have been released. From a record 549 entries, there were 53 (9.65%) gold medals awarded, 111 (20.22%) silvers and 220 (40.07%) bronzes, making a total of 384 (69.95%) medals awarded.

The Marlborough Wine Show is one of a number of regional shows that focus on the strengths of a particular growing region. I believe these regional shows are more in tune with the styles and characteristics of a district more so than the larger, all-encompassing judging competitions. The work load is definitely less, and the judges can concentrate on the wines more easily.

The Marlborough Wine Show was launched in 2011 by Margaret Cresswell and Belinda Jackson, and design to recognise excellence in Marlborough wines. One of the aims is to show the region is not just about Sauvignon Blanc, highlighting the alternative styles, as well as other successful varieties. The show has a ‘Legacy’ award for older vintages, as well.
This year, the judging was held over 3-5 October in Blenheim, with Olly Masters as Chairman of Judges. The International Judges were Ralph Kyte-Powell and Mike de Garis, who were supported by Simin Nunns, Simon Waghorn, Eveline Fraser, Helen Morrison, Ben Glover, Jack Glover and Matt Murphy.

The trophy winners, including the Marlborough Museum Legacy Award will be announced at the awards dinner on Thursday 27 October. I will post these results in due course. Here are the gold medal winners from the 2016 Marlborough Wine Show.  All of the medal winners can be seen at www.marlboroughwineshow.co.nz
Sparkling Wines
Daniel Le Brun Blanc de Blanc 2011
Daniel Le Brun Non Vintage
Nautilus Estate Cuvee Marlborough Brut
Nautilus Vintage Rosé 2013

Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Ponder Olive Grove Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Thornbury Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Marlborough Sounds Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Pretty Paddock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Mud House Single Vineyard Woolshed Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and older
The Craft Series Pride and Glory Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Chardonnay 2016 – 2015
Awatere River by Louis Vavasour Chardonnay 2015
Hunter’s Chardonnay 2015
Wither Hills Benmorven Chardonnay 2015
Brancott Estate Letter Series “O” Chardonnay 2015
Stoneleigh Rapaura Series Marlborough Chardonnay 2015
Chardonnay 2014
Wither Hills Chardonnay 2014
Pinot Gris
Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016
Starborough Family Estate Pinot Gris 2016
te Pa Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016
The Crossings Pinot Gris 2016
Vavasour Pinot Gris 2016
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016
Riesling 2016 – 2015
Mount Riley Riesling 2016
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Dry Riesling 2015
Bladen Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2016
Sweet Wines
Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest 2014
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2015
Other White Single Varietal Wines
Nautilus Albariño 2016
Bladen Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2016
Cape Campbell Marlborough Rosé 2016
Pinot Noir 2015
Esk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
Babich Family Estates Headwaters Organic Pinot Noir 2015
Framingham Pinot Noir 2015
Babich Winemaker’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2015
Catalina Sounds “Sound of White” Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
Giesen Single Vineyard Clayvin Pinot Noir 2015
The Crossings Pinot Noir 2015
Yealands Estate Winemaker’s Reserve Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
Pinot Noir 2014
Pa Road Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014
Jackson Estate Homestead Pinot Noir 2014
Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014
Nautilus Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2014
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir 2013 and older
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2013
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Pinot Noir 2013

Other Red Single Varietal Wines
Mount Riley Syrah 2015

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