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Marlborough Wine Show 2015 – Trophy Winners and Gold Medals


23-Oct-2015


The trophy results for the 2015 Marlborough Wine how were announced at a celebratory dinner last night. The Champion Wine of the Show was the Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013. Listed below are the trophy results and the gold medal winning wines.

The Marlborough Wine Show is one of the new breed of regional or style focussed wine judging competitions. These shows are usually smaller and less demanding on judges’ palates, and are tailored to appreciate the unique attributes of the region or style. The Marlborough Wine Show 2015 was the fifth time this competition has been conducted and showcases sub-region and style diversity, especially with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.  Run by Belinda Jackson and Marg Cresswell, the show has introduced a number of innovations which could be adopted by others.

Of 508 wines judged, there were 44 (8.66%) gold medals, 121 (23.82%) silver and 231 (45.47%) bronzes awarded. Sauvignon Blanc was the most successful variety with 18 golds from 171 wines judged, 8 of the golds being multi-subregional blends from the 2015 vintage. There were 10 Pinot Noir golds from 109 wines, 4 of these from the Southern Valleys in the 2014 vintage. Riesling performed well with 4 golds from 31 wines judged.

The Marlborough Wine Show was judged in Blenheim over 6 and 7 October. The chief judge was Oliver Masters, and the overseas guest judges were Ralph Kyte-Powell of Melbourne and Wilfred Wong of San Francisco. For a full list of medal winners, go to www.marlboroughwineshow.co.nz

Trophy Winners

Wine Competition Ltd Trophy for Lower Alcohol Wine
Clark EstateBlock 8 Riesling 2015

Mantissa Corporation Trophy for Champion Riesling 2015
The Doctors’ Riesling 2015

Mantissa Corporation Trophy for Champion Riesling 2013 and older
Hunter’s Riesling 2012

Ormond Nurseries Trophy for Champion Chardonnay 2015-2014
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

TNL Freighting Trophy for Champion Pinot Gris
Wither Hills Pinot Gris 2015

Wine Competition Ltd Trophy for Champion Gewurztraminer
Johanneshof Cellars Gewurztraminer 2014

Winemakers Association of Marlborough Trophy for Champion Sparkling Wine
Deutz Marlborough Cuvee Limited Edition Prestige Cuvee 2012

Wineworks Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Wineworks Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014

The Honey Company Limited Trophy for Champion Sweet Wine
Ara Limited Release Cut Cane Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Classic Oak Products Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir 2014
Yealands Estate Winemakers Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

Classic Oak Products Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir 2013
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Classic Oak Products Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir 2012 and older
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Wine Competition Ltd Trophy for Champion Rosé
Saint Clair Pinot Gris Rosé 2015

O-I New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Marlborough Museum Legacy Award
Stoneleigh Riesling 2007, 2010, 2012

Gold Medal Wines

Sparkling Wines - Bottle Fermented
Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut
Deutz Marlborough Prestige Cuvee 2012

Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - Multi-Subregional Blend
Kim Crawford Small Parcels Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Lawson's Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Rapaura Springs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Rapaura Springs Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Summerhouse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Starborough Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Vidal Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - Wairau Valley
Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - Southern Valleys
Brancott Estate Letter Series B Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - Awatere and Southward
Selaks Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Eradus Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Graham Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - Multi-Subregional Blend
Whalebone Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - Southern Valleys
Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - Awatere and Southward
Brancott Estate Terrior Series Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Chardonnay 2015 -2014 - Oaked
Stoneleigh Latitude Chardonnay 2014
Stoneleigh Rapaura Series Chardonnay 2014
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2014

Pinot Gris - Dry
Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Gris 2015

Riesling 2015 – 2014 - Off Dry
Ribbonwood Riesling Marlborough 2015
Mount Riley Riesling 2015

Riesling 2015- 2014 - Medium
The Doctors' Riesling 2015

Riesling 2013 and Older - Dry
Hunter's Marlborough Riesling 2012

Gewurztraminer - Medium
Johanneshof Cellars Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2014

Sweet Wines - Late Harvest
John Forrest Collection Wairau Valley Late Harvest Riesling 2012
Sweet Wines - Noble
Ara Limited Release Cut Cane Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Sileni Exceptional Vintage Pourriture Noble 2014
 
Pinot Noir 2015 - 2013 - Multi-Subregional Blend
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013
Pinot Noir 2015 - 2013 - Southern Valleys
Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2014
The Kings Wrath Pinot Noir 2014
Brancott Estate Letter Series T Pinot Noir 2014
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Pinot Noir 2014
Pinot Noir 2015 - 2013 - Awatere and Southward
Yealands Estate Winemakers Reserve Awatere Pinot Noir 2014
Pinot Noir 2012 - Multi-Subregional Blend
Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012
Pinot Noir 2012 - Southern Valleys
Ara Resolute Pinot Noir 2012
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 23 Master Block Pinot Noir 2012
Pinot Noir 2012 - Awatere and Southward
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2012

Rosé
Saint Clair Marlborough Premium Pinot Gris Rosé 2015

Low/Lower Alcohol
Clark Estate Marlborough Block 8 Riesling 2015

 

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