Marlborough wines triumph

Four Marlborough wines won trophies at the New Zealand International Wine Show.

The champion wines were announced at the awards dinner at Auckland's Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday night.

Whitehaven Marlborough Chardonnay 2009 won the trophy for best commercial white wine, Maui Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 won best sauvignon blanc, Distant Land Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010 was judged best gewurztraminer, and Forrest Estate Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2009 took the champion sweet wine title.

Marlborough wines won 56 gold medals, including 13 of the 15 for sauvignon blanc. Fifteen golds were for pinot noir, 10 for pinot gris, seven for riesling, six for chardonnay, three for gerwurztraminer, one for sweet wine, and one for sparkling.

The New Zealand International Wine Show - 2011

Gold Medal Winners

Chardonnay

Anvers Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2010

Church Road Cuve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2009

Church Road Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2010

Clearview Estate Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2009

Kahurangi Estate Mt Arthur Reserve Nelson Chardonnay 2010

Lake Chalice Raptor Marlborough Chardonnay 2010

Marsden Estate Black Rocks Bay of Islands Chardonnay 2010

Mission Estate Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2010

Mount Riley Seventeen Valley 17 Chardonnay 2010

Mt Difficulty Central Otago Chardonnay 2008

Palliser Estate Martinborough Chardonnay 2009

Pukeora Estate Ruahine Range Chardonnay 2010

Riverby Estate Marlborough Chardonnay 2009

Sacred Hill Halo Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2009

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2010

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 11 Cell Block Marlborough Chardonnay 2010

Selaks Winemaker's Favourite Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2010

Sileni Estate Selection 'The Lodge' Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2010

Villa Maria Reserve Barrique Fermented Gisborne Chardonnay 2010

Villa Maria Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2010

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Auckland Chardonnay 2009

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Keltern Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2010

Whitehaven Marlborough Chardonnay 2009

Sauvignon Blanc

Brightwater Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Kim Crawford Regional Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Maui New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Nobilo Icon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Saint Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 18 Snap Block Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 21 Bell Block Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Selaks Heritage Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Shingle Peak Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Squealing Pig Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Two Rivers of Marlborough Convergence Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Vidal Reserve Series Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Villa Maria Reserve Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Yealands Estate SV Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Riesling

Alan McCorkindale Germania Riesling 2010

d'Arenberg The Dry Dam McLaren Vale Riesling 2008

Distant Land Marlborough Riesling 2011

Eden Springs 'High Eden' Eden Valley Riesling 2009

Greystone Waipara Valley Riesling 2010

Hawkshead Central Otago Riesling 2010

Hunter's Marlborough Riesling 2010

Kaimira Estate Iti Selection Brightwater Riesling 2011

Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Riesling 2008

Old Coach Road Nelson Riesling 2011

Peter Yealands Premium Selection Marlborough Riesling 2011

Seifried Nelson Riesling 2011

Toi Toi Marlborough Riesling 2010

Two Rivers of Marlborough Juliet Riesling 2011

Waipara Springs Waipara Riesling 2010

West Brook Marlborough Riesling 2010

Gewurztraminer

Alan McCorkindale Waipara Valley Gewurztraminer 2009

Coopers Creek Gisborne Gewurztraminer 2010

Distant Land Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010

Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2009

Sea Level Home Block Nelson Gewurztraminer 2011

Whitehaven Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2010

Viognier

Coopers Creek Gisborne Viognier 2010

Glazebrook Regional Reserve Hawkes Bay Viognier 2010

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Viognier 2010

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Omahu Gravels Viognier 2010

Pinot Gris

Boundary Vineyards Paper Lane Waipara Pinot Gris 2010

Cable Station Road Marlborough Pinot Gris 2010

Distant Land Marlborough Pinot Gris 2010

Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2010

Kurow Village Penny Gold Waitaki Pinot Gris 2010

Lobster Reef Marlborough Pinot Gris 2010

Mud House South Island Pinot Gris 2010

Roaring Meg Central Otago Pinot Gris 2011

Selaks Heritage Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris 2010

Starborough Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

Triplebank Awatere Valley Pinot Gris 2010

Vavasour Awatere Valley Pinot Gris 2011

Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

Yealands Estate SV Awatere Pinot Gris 2010

Other White Varieties

Bimbadgen Signature McDonalds Rd Hunter Valley Semillon 2007

Sweet Wine

d'Arenberg The Noble Botryotinia Fuckeliana Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2010

d'Arenberg The Noble Mud Pie McLaren Vale Viognier Roussanne 2010

d'Arenberg The Noble Prankster Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Semillon 2010

De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2008

Forrest Estate Botrytised Marlborough Riesling 2009

Hudson Late Harvest Riesling 2009

Seifried Winemakers Collection 'Sweet Agnes' Nelson Riesling 2011

Sparkling Wines

Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV

Champagne Ayala Brut Rose Majeur NV

Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut LP NV

Champagne Mumm Cordon Rouge 2002

Champagne Mumm Cuvee R Lalou Prestige Brut 1999

Champagne Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV

Champagne Pommery Springtime Brut Rose NV

Deutz Marlborough Cuvee Methode Traditionelle Rose 2006

Rose

Rolling Pink 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon

Beresford McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cat Amongst The Pigeons Cat Walk Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Coopers Creek SV Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 'Gimblett Gravels' 2007

d'Arenberg The Galvo Garage Cab Sauv, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cab Franc 2009

Jim Barry The Cover Drive Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Johnny Q South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Langmeil Barossa Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Passage Rock Waiheke Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010

Pepperjack Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Pirramimma Stock's Hill McLaren Vale Cabernet Merlot 2008

Saltram Mamre Brook Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Merlot

Black Barn Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot 2009

Church Road Cuve Hawkes Bay Merlot 2008

Church Road Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Coupers Shed Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Crossroads Winery Hawkes Bay Merlot 2009

Cypress Hawkes Bay Merlot 2010

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2009

Mission Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2010

Squawking Magpie Gimblett Gravels The Nest Merlot Cabernet Franc 2008

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels 'The Gimblett' 2009

Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2007

Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2009

Shiraz

Anvers The Warrior Adelaide Hills Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2008

Beresford McLaren Vale Shiraz 2008

Bird in Hand Nest Egg Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2009

Coopers Creek Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010

Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010

Fox Creek Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2008

Kalleske Clarry's Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2010

Kalleske Eduard Barossa Valley Old Vine Shiraz 2008

Mojo Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010

Morambro Creek Padthaway Shiraz 2009

Penfolds Koonunga Hill South Australian Shiraz 2009

Rocland 'Ass Kisser' South Australian Shiraz 2009

Rocland Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009

Rosemount District Release McLaren Vale Shiraz 2010

Saltram Mamre Brook Barossa Shiraz 2009

Shaw Vineyard Estate Premium Canberra Shiraz 2009

Shingleback D Block Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009

Shingleback The Gate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009

Shot in the Dark South Australia Shiraz Petite Sirah 2008

Taylors Clare Valley Shiraz 2009

Taylors Jaraman Clare Valley McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009

Te Awa Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010

The Descendant of Squid Ink McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009

Ti Point One Matriarch Matakana Coast Syrah 2010

Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010

Wirra Wirra RSW McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009

Wolf Blass Gold Label Barossa Shiraz 2009

Wolf Blass President's Selection South Australian Shiraz 2008

Pinot Noir

Akarua Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Brancott Estate T Terraces Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Burnt Spur Martinborough Pinot Noir 2010

Clearview Estate Des Trois Pinot Noir 2009

Coopers Creek Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Crowded House Nelson/Marlborough/Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Deep Cove Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Fairmont Estate Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2010

Forrest Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2009

Hawkshead Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2009

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Julicher Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

Kim Crawford Regional Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Lowburn Ferry Home Block Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Milcrest Estate Nelson Pinot Noir 2010

Olssens Slapjack Creek Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 12 Lone Gum Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 16 Awatere Pinot Noir 2010

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 22 Barn Block Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Thornbury Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Thornbury Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Tohu 'Rore' Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Triplebank Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2010

Vidal Reserve Series Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Villa Maria Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007

Whitehaven Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Wooing Tree Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

International Red Wines

Beach House Hawkes Bay Montepulciano 2009

Carchelo 'C' Monastrell, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Clearview Estate Two Pinnacles Hawkes Bay Malbec Merlot 2009

d'Arenberg The Cadenzia McLaren Vale Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre 2009

d'Arenberg The Custodian McLaren Vale Grenache 2008

d'Arenberg The Sticks & Stones McLaren Vale Tempranillo, Grenache, Tinta Cao, Souzao 2008

Nugan Estate Manuka Grove Riverina Durif 2009

Piano del Cerro Aglianico Del Vulture 2004

Weeping Sands Waiheke Island Montepulciano 2010

Fortified Wine

Buller Fine Old Muscat NV

De Bortoli 8 Year Old Tawny Port NV

De Bortoli DB Family Selection Old Tawny NV

De Bortoli Show Liqueur Muscat NV

Fonseca Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2005

Gonzalez Byass Nectar Pedro Ximinez Dulce NV

Gran Cruz Porto 30 Anos NV

Krohn Porto 20 Anos NV

Krohn Vintage Porto Quinta do Retiro Novo 2007 2007

Taylor's Fine Ruby Port NV

Warres Otima 10 Year Old Tawny NV

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