2012 Spiegelau Wine Competition Results


Spiegelau International Wine Competition Results for 2012

Sixty-three gold, 160 silver and 446 bronze medals were awarded at the second annual Spiegelau International Wine Competition held in Marlborough last week. Stand out classes included Methode Traditionnelle and Riesling with 12% of entries receiving gold medals.

Of the seven sparkling wine gold medals, six were from New Zealand including one from Central Otago.  The Sauvignon Blanc gold medals were dominated by the 2012 vintage reinforcing comments as to the quality of the fruit.

A number of wine producers were awarded multiple gold medals for their wines. They included New Zealand winemakers Villa Maria, Matua and smaller producer, Mount Riley.

Chief Judge, Mike DeGaris of Sydney said, “It was a pleasure to judge such a diverse range of wines, many of outstanding quality.” He continues, “There were a number of highlights, but Methode Traditionelle, Riesling, Chardonnay and European reds, showed very well, as did the 2012 vintage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.”

Competition Director, Belinda Jackson commented, “The range of medal-winning wines will provide an excellent guide for wine lovers as each medal sticker indicates to the purchaser that the wine has been through a rigorous, independent evaluation.”

Gold medals will be presented and trophies announced at a special awards dinner on 5 October at The Northern Club, Auckland.

Further details at www.thespiegelauiwc.co.nz or by contacting margaret@winecompetitions.co.nz

Gold medals

SPARKLING WINE

Lanvin Brut NV Champagne

Daniel Le Brun Blanc de Blancs 2002

Lindauer Special Reserve Brut

Morton Estate Blanc de Blanc 2002

Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut

Quartz Reef Central Otago Methode Traditionnelle Vintage 2007

Lindauer Classic Rosé

GEWURZTRAMINER

Distant Land Gewurztraminer 2011

PINOT GRIS

The People’s Pinot Gris 2011

Forrest Pinot Gris 2012

Ribbonwood Pinot Gris 2011

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Gris 2011

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Pinot Gris 2011

900 Grapes Pinot Gris 2011

Mount Riley Pinot Gris 2012

RIESLING

Eden Springs High Eden Riesling 2008

Mount Riley Riesling 2012

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Riesling 2011

Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Riesling 2012

Dusky Sounds Waipara Riesling 2008

Giesen Marlborough Riesling 2012

Greystone Riesling 2011

Kahurangi Estate Mt Arthur Reserve Riesling 2011

Kerpen Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese 2005

Seifried Nelson Riesling 2012

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Gladstone Vineyard Sophies Choice 2011

Crosse Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon B 2012

Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012

Tiki Single Vineyard Wairau Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2012

CHARDONNAY

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

Lake Chalice Wines Marlborough Chardonnay 2011

Matua Valley Single Vineyard Marlborough Chardonnay 2011

Shingle Peak Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Mount Riley 17 Valley Chardonnay 2011

Nautilus Marlborough Chardonnay 2011

Spy Valley Chardonnay 2011

OTHER WHITE

Tyrrells Steven’s Hunter Semillon 2007

SWEET

Osawa Wines Noble Gewurztraminer 2011

Squawking Magpie SQM Sticky Beak 2011

PINOT NOIR

Grasshopper Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Tohu ‘Rore’ Limited Edition Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

Lawson’s Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2010

Pasquale Pinot Noir Hakataramea Valley 2010

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2010

CABERNET SAUVIGNON AND MERLOT

Sandalford Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Shingleback The Davey Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Spy Valley Merlot Malbec 2010

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

SHIRAZ/SYRAH

Matua Valley Reserve Syrah 2010

Vidal Reserve Series Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010

Kingston Estate Shiraz 2010

Mojo Shiraz 2011

OTHER REDS

Feudi di San Marzano SUD Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2010

Castano Monastrell (Familia Castano) 2011

FORTIFIED

Lustau Pedro Ximenez San Emillio

Buller Wines Fine Old Tokay