Six Nations Wine Challenge 2016 results
By Christian Eedes, 6 October 2016
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 15 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
Wine of Show: USA – Roederer Estate L’Ermitage Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2007
White Wine of Show: USA – Anthony Road Dry Riesling 2014
Red Wine of Show: New Zealand – Akarua Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014
New Zealand won seven classes; Australia five; Canada two; and Chile won one.
Top Wine of the Class Trophies
The USA won six, New Zealand four, South Africa four, and Australia one.
SA won the following trophies:
Cabernet Sauvignon – Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2010
Other Red Varieties – Rijk’s Reserve Pinotage 2012
Shiraz/Syrah – Cederberg 2013
White Blends – Stark Condé The Field Blend 2015
Double Golds for SA were as follows:
Bordeaux blends – Gabriëlskloof 2013
Bordeaux blends – Uva Mira OTV 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon – Nederburg II Centuries 2012
Chardonnay – Kershaw Clonal Selection 2014 (2nd Place)
Dessert wines – Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur 2005
Other red blends – Eikendal Charisma 2013 (2nd Place)
Other red blends – Saronsberg Full Circle 2014
Other white varieties – Bellingham The Bernard Series Whole Bunch Roussanne 2015
Other white varieties – KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2014
Riesling – Spioenkop 2015
White blends – Nitida Coronata Integration 2014
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