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Westbrook Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010 Tops International Aromatics Competition

By October 26, 2010No Comments

In its eighth year of running under the auspices of the Canterbury A&P Show, the International Aromatic Wine Competition offers an excellent insight to the progress and quality of our white wines made from Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Viognier, as well as the lesser known and often emerging varieties of Muscat, Verdelho, Arneis and Sauvignon Gris.

The judging panel, chaired by the very capable Terry Copeland scrutinised 377 entries to find 15 gold medal wines, 42 silvers and 152 bronzes over the weekend of 16 and 17 October. The Champion Wine of the Show Trophy went to West Brook Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010. Following are the gold medal results with other trophy awards noted:

Brancott Estate Reserve Riesling 2010
Redoubt Hill Riesling 2010
Waimea ‘Classic’ Riesling 2009 – Vinpro Champion Riesling
Durvillea Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Saint Clair ‘Pioneer Block 2 – Swamp Block’ Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Saint Clair ‘Pioneer Block 3 – 43 Degrees’ Sauvignon Blanc – Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Saint Clair ‘Pioneer Block 11 – Cell Block’ Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Tohu ‘Mugwi Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Whitehaven ‘Greg’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Lamont Pinot Gris 2009
Stoneleigh Marlborough Pinot Gris 2010 – Fruitfed Supplies Champion Pinot Gris
Johanneshof Gewurztraminer 2010
Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewurztraminer 2008
West Brook Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2009
West Brook Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010 – Champion Gewurztraminer

The full results can be seen at: http://www.theshow.co.nz/downloads/wine_2010.pdf

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