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Six Nations Wine Challenge 2017 results

By , 14 October 2017

six-nations-wine-challengeResults 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 16classes 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: Australia – Xanadu  Reserve Chardonnay 2015
White Wine of Show: Australia – Xanadu  Reserve Chardonnay 2015
Red Wine of Show: New Zealand – Elephant Hill Reserve Syrah 2014

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

SA won the following trophies:
Other whites – Stellenrust 51 Chenin Blanc 2015
Bordeaux blends – Uva Mira OTV 2014

Double Golds for SA were as follows:
Other reds (Full Bodied) – Darling Cellars Bushvine Cinsaut 2015
Other reds (Light-Medium) – Bosman Family Vineyards Nero D’Avola 2015
Other reds (Light-Medium) – Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2014
Sauvignon Blanc – Stark Condé Wooded 2016
Sparkling – Graham Beck Wines Blanc de Blancs 2012
Sparkling – Silverthorn The Green Man 2011
Sparkling – Simonsig Cuvée Royale 2012 (2nd place/Runner Up)
Sparkling – Steenberg Lady R 2011

For full results, click here.


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