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Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018 results

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Results of this year’s Six Nations Wine Challenge between Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA have been announced.

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 16 classes with a maximum of 10 in any one class. A trophy is awarded for the top scoring wine in each class.

Top Three Trophies
White Wine of Show, Wine of Show: Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2016 – New Zealand
Red Wine of Show: Akarua Limited Edition Kolo Pinot Noir 2015 – New Zealand

Class Winners
New Zealand won five classes, Australia, South Africa and USA three each and Canada two.

SA won the following trophies:
Other whites – Stellenrust 52 Chenin Blanc 2016
Bordeaux blends – Morgenster Estate Reserve 2014
Dessert – Nederburg Private Bin S316 Weisser Riesling Noble Late Harvest 2004

SA Runners Up Double Gold:
Bordeaux blends – Uva Mira O.T.V. 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon – Eikendal 2015
White Blends – Warwick Professor Black 2017

Double Golds for SA were as follows:
Bordeaux blends – Tokara Directors Reserve 2014
Bordeaux blends – Vilafonté Series C 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon – Cederberg Five Generations 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon – Kanonkop 2013
Dessert – Nederburg Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel 2012
Other Reds – Full Bodied – Paul Wallace Black Dog Malbec 2015
Other Reds – Light to Medium Bodied – Uva Mira The Dance Cabernet Franc 2015
Other Whites – Delaire Graff Swartland Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016
Other Whites – Perdeberg Dry Land Collection Courageous Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016
Other Whites – Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2016
Sauvignon Blanc – Overhex Survivor 2017
Sparkling – Graham Beck Cuvée Clive 2012 (MCC)

For full results, click here.

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