Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019 results

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Six Nations Wine Challenge

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 trophies:
Sparkling of Show, Wine of Show: Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Blanc de Blanc 2013 – Canada
White of Show: Church Road Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2018 (Pernod Ricard) – New Zealand
Red Wine of Show: Hartford Court Dina’s Zinfandel 2016 – USA

Most successful nation:
New Zealand

Class winners:
USA won six classes, Canada four, New Zealand three, South Africa two and Australia one.

SA won the following trophies:
Bordeaux blends – Vilafonté Series C 2016
Sauvignon Blanc – Cederberg Ghost Corner Wild Ferment 2017

SA Runners Up Double Gold:
Chardonnay – Delaire Graff Terraced Block Reserve 2017
Bordeaux blends – Tokara Director’s Reserve 2015
Other Red Varieties (Medium to Full Bodied) – Diemersdal Malbec 2017
Riesling – Paul Cluver Estate 2018

SA Double Golds:
Cabernet Sauvignon – Boekenhoutskloof 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon – Le Riche Reserve 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon – Warwick Blue Lady 2015
Chardonnay – Rustenberg Five Soldiers 2017
Merlot – Shannon Mount Bullet 2016
Other Red Varieties (Light Bodied) – Sutherland Grenache 2016
Other White Varieties (Non Aromatic) – Deetlefs Familie Semillon 2018
Other White Varieties (Non Aromatic) – Delaire Graff Swartland Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018
Other White Varieties (Non Aromatic) – Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Collection Chenin Blanc 2017
Red blends – Quoin Rock Namysto 2015
White blends – Painted Wolf Pictus VI 2017
White blends – Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2018

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