Six Nations Wine Challenge 2015 results
By Christian Eedes, 8 October 2015
There are six judges, one from each participating country with Michael Fridjhon representing South Africa, and each judge is set the task of selecting 100 wines across 17 classes with a maximum of 10 in any one class. A trophy is awarded for the top scoring wine in each class.
SA won the following trophies:
Chardonnay – Iona 2014
White Blends – Vondeling Babiana 2013
Other White Wines – DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014
Other Red Varieties – Warwick Cabernet Franc 2012
New Zealand was Nation of Show, winning wine of show with the Framingham Noble Riesling 2014,five class trophies and seven classes. SA won four classes, namely: Chardonnay, White Blends, Other White Wines and Other Red Varieties.
Double Golds for SA were as follows:
Aromatic Non Riesling – Paul Cluver Gewurztraminer 2014
Chardonnay – Paul Cluver 2014
Chardonnay – Richard Kershaw Clonal Selection 2013
White Blends – Trizanne Signature Wines Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 – 2nd Place
White Blends – Tokara Directors Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014
Other White Wines – Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc 2014
Pinot Noir – Newton Johnson Family Vineyards 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon – Eikendal 2012
Dessert Wines – Nederburg Eminence Private Bin 2009
Full results here.