International Wine Challenge awards are announced

07 September, 2011

-      Fairtrade Trophy: 1962 Fairhills Vineyards Selection Shiraz 2010, Origin Wine;

-      James Rogers Trophy for best wine in its first year of production: Chambolle-Musigny 2009, Domaine de la Pousse d’Or;

-      Len Evans Trophy for the producer who has performed consistently well over the last five years: Manuel Lozano of Emilio Lustau, who also collected the Fortified Winemaker of the Year Award

Sir George Fistonich, founder of Villa Maria Estates, one of New Zealand’s leading wine producers, collected the Lifetime Achievement Award, adding to his earlier honour of being inducted into the New Zealand Hall of Fame for services to New Zealand’s wine industry.

Other success stories included:

-      Sparkling Winemaker of the Year: Régis Camus, Champagnes P. & C. Heidsieck for the third consecutive year. Régis also collected the Daniel Thibault Trophy for Champion Sparkling Wine for the second year in a row for the Charles Heidsieck Millésime Brut 2000

-      Sweet Winemaker of the Year: Hans Tschida, Weingut Hans Tschida for the second consecutive year;

-      Red Winemaker of the Year: Patrick Landanger of Domaine de la Pousse d’Or, which was also awarded the Champion Red Wine for its Chambolle-Musigny 2009;

-      Great Value Champion White Wine: Marlborough Chardonnay 2009, Oyster Bay Wines New Zealand;

-      Great Value Champion Champagne: Tesco Finest Premier Cru Champagne, Union Champagne;

-      Great Value Champion Red Wine: Tamaya Winemaker’s Selection Carmenere 2009, Viña Casa Tamaya

-      Great Value Champion Rosé Wine: Tesco Finest Navarra Rosé 2010,Principe De Viana;

-      Great Value Champion Sweet Wine: Tesco Finest Dessert Semillon 2007, De Bortoli Wines

-      Great Value Champion Fortified Wine: Marks & Spencer Dry Old Oloroso, Emilio Lustau;

-      Sake Champion: Nabeshima Daiginjo 2010, Fukuchiyo Shuzo.

Winners

  • Agent of the Year: Mentzendorff
  • Direct Merchant of the Year: Laithwaites
  • High Street Chain of the Year: Majestic Wine
  • Innovator of the Year: Naked Wines
  • Large Independent of the Year: Corks Out
  • On-Trade Supplier of the Year: Liberty Wines
  • Small Independents of the Year: D. Byrne & Co. and Artisan & Vine
  • Supermarket of the Year: Waitrose
  • Wine List of the Year: Armit
  • Wine Educator of the Year: Wine Unearthed
  • Wine Club of the Year: The Wine Society
  • Wine Merchant of the Year: The Wine Society
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award: Bibendum Wine
  • Generic Campaign of the Year: Wines of Chile, ‘Carmenere Made for Curry’
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Great Value Wines:

  • Great Value Champion White Wine: Marlborough Chardonnay 2009, Oyster Bay Wines New Zealand
  • Great Value Champion Champagne: Tesco Finest Premier Cru Champagne, Union Champagne
  • Great Value Champion Red Wine: Tamaya Winemaker’s Selection Carmenere 2009, Viña Casa Tamaya
  • Great Value Champion Rosé Wine: Tesco Finest Navarra Rosé 2010,Principe De Viana
  • Great Value Champion Sweet Wine: Tesco Finest Dessert Semillon 2007,De Bortoli Wines
  • Great Value Champion Fortified Wine: Marks & Spencer Dry Old Oloroso, Emilio Lustau 

Own Label Range of the Year

  • Tesco 

Planet Earth Awards

  • Sustainable Trophy: Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2009, Mt Difficulty Wines
  • Organic Trophy: Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2009, Domaine Christian Moreau Père Et Fils
  • Biodynamic Trophy: Fleury Extra Brut 1995, Champagne Fleury
  • Fairtrade Trophy: 1962 Fairhills Vineyards Selection Shiraz 2010, Origin Wine 

Champions

  • Sake Champion: Nabeshima Daiginjo 2010, Fukuchiyo Shuzo;
  • Alois Kracher Trophy for Champion Sweet Wine: Escherndorfer Lump Silvaner Trockenbeerenauslese 2009, Weingut Horst Sauer;
  • Champion Fortified Wine: Offley 20 Year Old Tawny Porto, Sogrape Vinhos;
  • Daniel Thibault Trophy for Champion Sparkling: Charles Heidsieck Millésime Brut 2000, P&.C Heidsieck;
  • Champion White Wine: Penfolds Reserve Bin 09A Chardonnay 2009, Penfolds Wines;
  • Champion Red Wine: Chambolle-Musigny 2009, Domaine de la Pousse d’Or. 

Winemakers:

  • Fortified Winemaker of the Year: Manuel Lozano, Emilio Lustau
  • Sparkling Winemaker of the Year: Régis Camus, Champagnes P. &. C. Heidsieck;
  • White Winemaker of the Year: Alain Servain, Maison Albert Bichot;
  • Red Winemaker of the Year: Patrick Landanger of Domaine de la Pousse d’Or;
  • Sweet Winemaker of the Year: Hans Tschida, Weingut Hans Tschida.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Sir George Fistonich

Len Evans Trophy (for the producer who has performed consistently well over the last five years): Manuel Lozano, Emilio Lustau

James Rogers Trophy for best wine in its first year of production: Chambolle-Musigny 2009, Domaine de la Pousse d’Or

For more on the IWC visit: www.internationalwinechallenge.com





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