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Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015 – Trophy Winners

By August 8, 2015No Comments

The trophy winners or the 2015 Spiegelau International Wine Competition were announced at an awards dinner in Auckland last night, the Champion Wine of the Show being the Esk Valley ‘Winemakers Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013. The Chardonnay class was the most successful in the show, with 14 golds from 145 entries, thus making the result particularly significant.

Villa Maria was awarded the Champion Producer Trophy with approx. 20% of its entries earning gold medals. In addition, Villa Maria won the Champion Rosé and Champion Sweet Wine trophies. The breadth across which Villa Maria won its golds is truly remarkable and demonstrates the company’s unrivalled performance in wine shows.

The award for Portfolio Excellence went to the EuroVintage distribution company. For a list of the gold medal winners and my analysis of the gold results, click here. The full medal results can be seen at www.spiegelauiwc.co.nz or at www.wineshow.co.nz

Following are the trophy winners from the 2015 Spiegelau International Wine Competition:

Gow Langsford Gallery Trophy for Champion Sparkling Wine
Piper Heidsieck Chhampagne Cuveé Brut

Champion Gewurztraminer
Spy Valley Gewurztraminer 2014

Champion Pinot Gris
Mud House Marlborough Pinot Gris 2014

Champion Riesling
Peregrine Riesling 2010

Scenic Hotel Group Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Rapaura Springs ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Macvine International Trophy for Champion Chardonnay
Esk Valley ‘Winemakers Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013

Wine Competition Ltd Trophy for Champion Other White
Matawhero ‘Church House’ Chenin Blanc 2014

Champion Sweet Wine
Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection 2013

Champion Rosé
Villa Maria ‘Private Bin’ Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2015

Champion Pinot Noir
Maude Pinot Noir 2014

Champion Merlot
Sileni ‘Estate Selection’ ‘The Triangle’ Merlot 2013

Champion Cabernet Sauvignon
Shingleback ‘Davey Estate Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Champion Shiraz/Syrah
Krondorf ‘Growers’ Barossa Shiraz 2013

Champion Other Red
Flying Solo Grenache/Syrah 2014

Champion Fortified
Buller Fine Old Muscat

Spiegelau Trophy for Champion Wine of the Show
Esk Valley ‘Winemakers Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013

Spiegelau Trophy for Champion Producer
Villa Maria

Wine Competition Ltd Award for Portfolio Excellence


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