The New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition

The New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, now in its fifteenth year, focuses on aromatic wines including Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Viognier and other wine varieties including Muscat, Verdelho, Arneis, Rose and Sauvignon Gris, made in an aromatic style from any internationally recognised region. The purpose of the competition is to highlight to consumers the best aromatic wine varieties available in the New Zealand market for the wine drinker.

The competition is held in conjunction with the Canterbury A&P Show, New Zealand’s largest Agricultural and Pastoral Show. Winning wines were on display in the Food & Wine Village at the Canterbury A&P Show, 15-17 November 2017.

TROPHY WINNERS

BECK & CAUL SUPREME CHAMPION WINE IN SHOW
Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling 2016`

 

http://waiparahillswines.co.nz/news/news/wine-show-and-two-trophies-new-zealand-aromatic-competition-0

CHAMPION RIESLING - Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling 2016`

 

http://waiparahillswines.co.nz/news/news/wine-show-and-two-trophies-new-zealand-aromatic-competition-0

CHAMPION SAUVIGNON BLANC - Villa Maria Reserve Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

https://www.villamaria.co.nz/wines/product-details/villa-maria-reserve-wairau-valley-sauvignon-blanc

CHAMPION GEWÜRZTRAMINER - Saint Clair Pioneer Block 12 Lone Gum Gewürztraminer 2016

http://www.saintclair.co.nz/wines/pioneer/tastingnote.aspx?w=669&a=41&b=4

CHAMPION OTHER AROMATIC - Left Field Gisborne Albarino 2016

https://teawacollection.com/products/left-field-gisborne-2016-albarino

CHAMPION PINOT GRIS - Summerhouse Pinot Gris 2017

http://summerhouse.co.nz/wines/pinot-gris/

CHAMPION ROSÉ - Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

http://waiparahillswines.co.nz/wines/waipara/2016-waipara-hills-waipara-valley-pinot-noir-rose

CHAMPION SWEET - Tohu Raiha Reserve Noble Riesling 2015

https://www.tohuwines.co.nz/products/raiha-reserve-limited-release-noble-riesling-2014

NEW ZEALAND WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR MICHAEL WOOD - Obsidian Winery



GOLD MEDAL WINNERS:

Riesling
Aspiring Flats Central Otago Riesling 2017
Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2016
Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling 2016

Sauvignon Blanc
Mud House Sub Region Series Rapaura Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Vidal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Villa Maria Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc2017
Villa Maria Reserve Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Yealands Estate Winemakers Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016

 Pinot Gris
Askerne 2017 Pinot Gris 2017
Aspiring Flats Central Otago Pinot Gris 2017
Bladen Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016
Hawkesbridge Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017
Summerhouse Pinot Gris 2017
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

Gewürztraminer
Pioneer Block 12 Lone Gum Gewürztraminer 2016

Other Aromatic Varieties
Left Field Gisborne Albarino 2016

Sweet Aromatic Varieties
Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc (Giesen) The Brothers 2014
Tohu Raiha Reserve Noble Riesling 2016

Rosé
The Ned Pinot Rosé 2017
Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Rosé 2017 

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NEW ZEALAND Aromatic Wine Competition 2017
The New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, now in its fifteenth year, focuses on aromatic wines including Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Viognier and other wine varieties including Muscat, Verdelho, Arneis, Rose and Sauvignon Gris, made in an aromatic style from any internationally recognised region. The purpose of the competition is to highlight to consumers the best aromatic wine varieties available in the New Zealand market for the wine drinker.

The competition is held in conjunction with the Canterbury A&P Show, New Zealand’s largest Agricultural and Pastoral Show. Winning wines were on display in the Food & Wine Village at the Canterbury A&P Show, 15-17 November 2017.
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