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Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2012 – Trophy Winners

By October 6, 2012No Comments
The trophy winners of the second Spiegelau IWC, judged at the start of September in Blenheim, were announced at the awards dinner last night in Auckland. The Champion Wine of the Show was awarded to the Vidal ‘Reserve Series’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2010, which also took the trophy for Champion Shiraz/Syrah. The Champion Wine Producer award was share by Villa Maria , who won 7 gold, 6 silver and 15 bronze medals, and Mount Riley who won 3 golds, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals, every wine entered awarded a medal. Mike de Garis of Sydney was chief judge who led panels assessing 1,136 entries. The competition uses style-specific Spiegelau glasses for the judging. My analysis of the gold medal results can be seen by clicking here. For the complete results, visit www.thespiegelauiwc.co.nz Here are the trophy winners:
Champion Wine of the Show
Vidal ‘Reserve Series’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2010
Champion Wine Producer
Villa Maria Estate and Mount Riley
Champion Sparkling Wine
Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle 2007
Champion Gewurztraminer
Distant Land Marlborough Gewuzrtraminer 2011
Champion Pinot Gris
Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012
Champion Riesling
Giesen Marlborough Riesling 2012
Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Macvine International Ltd. Champion Chardonnay
Nautilus Marlborough Chardonnay 2011
Champion Other White
Tyrrell’s ‘Stevens’ Hunter Valley Semillon 2007
Champion Sweet Wine
Osawa Wines Hawke’s Bay Noble Gewurztraminer 2011
Champion Pinot Noir
Pasquale Hakataramea Valley Pinot Noir 2010
Champion Cabernet Sauvignon
Shingleback ‘The Davey Estate’ McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Champion Shiraz/Syrah
Vidal ‘Reserve Series’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2010
Champion Other Red
Feudi di San Marzano SUD Primitivo de Manduria DOP 2010
Champion Fortified
Lustau ‘San Emilio’ Pedro Ximinez

Tastings of gold medal and trophy winning wines from the Spegelau IWC will be conducted at Regional Wines & Spirits, Basin Reserve, Wellington on 20 October, Vino Fino, Durham Street, Christchurch on 25 October, and Newmarket Liquorland, Auckland on 31 October.

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